Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Date A Girl Who Reads by Rosemarie Urquico

I found this the other day and wanted to share it with my readers...

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. 

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who reads understands that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
— Rosemary Urquico


 Supposedly this was written in response to You Should Date An Illiterate Girl by Charles Warnke.  Which I think is also a great depending on how you read it.  I took is as from someone who loves girls who read even though they frustrate the hell out of him.  That if you don't want to be challenged, etc, it's easier to date a girl who doesn't read.

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Click on the picture to be taken to Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!

School's Out!  So summer has officially begun.  No real plans this first week except for hoping the weather straightens up, and visiting both of my grandfather's graves tomorrow.  They both served in World War II.  Here's to sunshine so I can read outside while the girls play!

Read Last Week: 
  • Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
  • Filter by Gwenn Wright 

    Currently Reading:

    • Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

    Up This Week: 
    • Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
    • Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
    • Blood Red Road by Moira Young

    Sunday, May 29, 2011

    In My Mailbox!

    In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren and she was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture JunkieI also want to mention that all my cover pictures link to Goodreads!


    ForbiddenThe Map of TimeCryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses, #8)

    • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
    • The Map of Time by Felix Palma 
    • Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber

      Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)Going Too Far
      Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible JourneyLife After Yes: A Novel
      • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
      • Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
      • Flutter by Erin E. Moulton
      • Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelley Rowley
      Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer, #3)
      • Embrace the Night by Karen Chance

        Saturday, May 28, 2011

        Review: Shade (Shade #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready

        ShadeTitle: Shade
        Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
        Series: 1st in Shade series
        Pages: 336
        Published: Available now from Simon Pulse
        ISBN: 9781416994077
        Source: Purchased

        Description: Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart. Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last. Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone. Well, sort of. Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost. It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.

        I Give This ...

        I've been meaning to read this for awhile now (along with her other series).  With the chance to review the sequel, I finally got to it!  I should have read it sooner.  

        I instantly liked Aura.  She seems level headed.  She has a great boyfriend who you can tell adores her.  But, it's not a perfect relationship and we know this because they're fighting when the story opens.  I also liked the she has a life outside of her boyfriend and his music.  I was most intrigued by the idea of the Shift and Aura's ability to see ghosts.  I wasn't sure how this worked until after Logan died.

        Aura seems to be different that must kids/teens who can see ghosts.  Most seem to try and drown them out.  Aura is actually known for helping them fulfill their purpose to move on.  With some many people being able to see ghosts, people like Aura actually help ghosts testify at trials and voice their wishes for funerals.  Very rarely, do the interact with Shades.  Aura has only seen 3 in her life.  Shades are ghosts that have left their anger take over them.  The government tries to capture ghosts before they turn Shade.  Aura attracts unwanted attention because of who she is and because Logan is displaying some very Shade like tenancies.

        Enter in Zackary, the sexy guy with the Scottish accent.  He was born right before the Shift so he can't see ghosts.  But, he has an interesting effect on Aura.  The governments is interested in him as well.  The three of them together make for an interesting love triangle.  Plus, they may hold the key to why the Shift occurred.  
        As things come to ahead, we learn some interesting thing about Zachary and Aura and their connection.  Logan also has ultimatum placed on him.  He has to move on or risk containment forever.  Aura struggles with her love for Logan and helping him move on and her feelings for Zachary who is very much alive.  It was wonderfully built story that had me in suspense.  The love interests were wonderfully done and I fully felt the difficulty Aura had in making a choice.  I can't wait to read the sequel!

        Friday, May 27, 2011

        Blogging about Blogging!

        • How do you utilize social networking in relation to your blog? What may be the pros and cons of doing so?
        I have a Facebook pages for my blog, but honestly I rarely interact with it beside letting my posts come up automatically.  I spend enough time on Facebook personally!  I do use Twitter quite a bit, but not as much as others.  I don't have the time to follow every little thing on there.  And, I often fill like I'm butting in on conversations. 
        • Share some of your favorite blogging technical tips.
                  I'm not sure I have any :)  I'm horrible at proofreading.  I'm the type of person that can read what I mean, not what it actually says.  I have my own little shortcuts for posting that works for me but may not for someone else.
        • Create a "rule list" of things you should and shouldn't be doing on a book blog. 
                  Make your blog your own.  It's a reflection of who you are and how you feel.  It shouldn't be like someone else's!  
        • What are your tips for balance life and blogging?
                  Don't let blogging take over your life.  Sometimes you need to step back and take a break from it and that's ok.  Blogging about books should be fun because you're doing something you love.
          • How do you keep your blog fresh and interesting to your readers & yourself?
                    Actually this is something I really need to work on.  I feel like I'm currently in a little slump.  But, it's hard to come up with something fresh and original when balancing everyday life with two little ones!
          • There are quite a few book blogging events out there. Which are your favorites and why? How do they affect your blog directly?
                    I'm not really sure what was meant by this.  If it's meme's, I participate in In My Mailbox and It's Monday! What Are You Reading?.    I love them both and love seeing other people's post.  I especially like It's Monday because if it helps me keep on track of what to read next.  As for actual live in person things, I've never been to one.  I live in Idaho, and there's rarely even an author signing near me.  The big events are all to far away or too expensive to get to (or both).  One day.....

            Thursday, May 26, 2011

            Review: Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

            AwakenTitle: Awaken
            Author: Katie Kacvinsky
            Series: I would think series
            Pages: 352
            Published: Available now from Houghton Mifflin
            ISBN: 9780547371481
            Source: Publisher via Netgalley

            Description: Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her. Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking. In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

            I Give This ...

            I must not have read the description very well when I requested this book, because we I started I had no idea what it was about.  I was a little surprised at the electronic element of the story and how it controls peoples lived.  Turns out, I can completely see this happening in the future.  

            This dystopian society functions differently than a lot of others I've read about recently.  It seems to be controlled in away that people have a sense of freedom and don't realize they are being controlled.  I wouldn't even call this a society anymore because people rarely interact with one another.   Violence escalated so badly that people basically cut themselves off from everyone.  Everything is done electronically from the comfort of their home.  Maddie is no different from any other teen out there.  Except her dad is the creator of the virtual school every student attends.  And 2 years ago, she helped to almost destroy it.

            I enjoyed Maddie because she craves something more than this virtual life is giving her.  You can tell because she participates in so many different online groups.  She graves that human interaction.  It's not just fate that puts her in touch with Justin.  Turns out he can show here exactly what she's missing.  She's not the only one who feels this way.  There's an entire society focused on this issue.  Maddie starts to feel like she belongs, plus she has serious feelings for Justin and wonders if he feels the same.  

            But, then the group begins to ask to much of her.  Despite how she feels, she can't turn her  back on her family.  She's still paying for the last time and what they want now puts her that much more involved.  A night out with Justin ends up breaking the final straw and her parents send her off to a detention center.  Maddie realizes that her dad will stop at nothing to keep the virtual school running.  Justin rescues her and Maddie must come to terms with what she really thinks and how it will effect her future.

            I liked the whole set-up.  It made me appreciate the freedom I have now and how electronics might look in the not so distant future.  I'm hoping there will be a sequel because I don't think this story is close to being over!

            Wednesday, May 25, 2011

            Review: The Eternal Sea (Everlasting #2) by Angie Frazier

            The Eternal Sea (Everlasting, #2)Title: The Eternal Sea
            Author: Angie Frazier
            Series: 2nd in Everlasting
            Pages: 368
            Published: Availble June 1, 2011 by Scholastic
            ISBN: 9780545114752
            Source: Around The World Tours

            Description: Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .
            After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Ocar's could be in grave danger.

            I Give This ...

            I'm not entirely sure why I wanted to read this one.  I wasn't overly impressed with the last quarter of so of Everlasting. But, I enjoyed the premise of the story and knew it wasn't over.  Therefore, I decided to give this newest installment in the series a try.  Since I didn't have my hopes up, it far exceeded my expectations.

            Camille seems much more grown up in this book.  She went through a lot in the first one, so I was expecting it.  It just seemed like I enjoyed her character more.  She's trying to figure out her place in life and were she really belongs.  She has to do this without her father and mix in a long lost half brother.  Too add to the confusion, Oscar is not acting like the person she feel in love with.  In fact, he's pretty much ignoring her.  

            Turns out the stone isn't through with Oscar and Camille.  You obviously can't get something for nothing and the stone wants payment for Oscar's life.  I enjoyed the paranormal aspect more.  Their journey leads them to Egypt and even the underworld.  Along the way, we learn that not everybody is friend.  And, sometimes the crew knows what more than they let on.  Love can grow cold without a soul, and friends can become more than that without meaning to.

            I loved were this book takes us.  From aboard a ship crossing the Indian ocean, to a sand storm in the Egyptian desert, and the Underworld itself, this story has it all.  It was a vast improvement over the first and I found myself reading it well into the night.  It's dark and sinister as times, but also has hope and love.  Now, I truly want to read the next in the series! 

            Tuesday, May 24, 2011

            Review: The Well of Truth (Kindred Blood, #2) by Amber Riley

            The Well of Truth (Kindred Blood, #2)Title: The Well of Truth
            Author: Amber Riley
            Series: 2nd in Well of Truth
            Pages: 188
            Published: Available now from iUniverse
            ISBN: 9781450287647
            Source: author sent in exchange for honest review

            Description: Something dangerous is closing in on Kaden, and he cannot afford to be weak. Inside Vatican City, the vampires are more vulnerable than they have ever been. But with his independence on the line, Kaden is breaking every rule in the book, putting everyone's lives at risk. Worse yet, he is feeling things again-things he has not felt in centuries. He must find a way to completely sever his ties with the past. Unfortunately, in a city that is supposed to be off limits to all vampires, Kaden finds more than he bargained for-and loses even more. Kaden has made a promise to the Iustitia. In exchange for helping the vampire hunters rid Rome of their supernatural infestation, he will never be hunted by the church-assuming he makes it out of the country alive. With a master vampire who is letting the city be terrorized, Kaden must uncover his true motives before it is too late.  

            I Give This ...

            I was intrigued by the ending of the first book in this series, enough that I wanted to read the next one.  I'm so glad I did.

            I felt that book 2 was so much better than the first.  It was more fluid and the characters had more overall depth to them.   I enjoyed Kaden and the decisions he has to make.  He's come along way from the vampire he use to be and it shows.  He's so use to go it alone that he has a hard time accepting help and that he might actually care for someone.  But, that distrust of others benefits them all in this story.  I like his interactions with Lyn.  She's scared of him like she should be, but drawn to him as well.  I also enjoy that banter between the other vampires and the wolves.

            I enjoyed the twists and turns this story takes.  It explains a lot of the history between the church and vampires.  And it completely wasn't what I thought it would be.  I'm still not sure who to trust, and what the full implications might be of what occurred.   It seems like Kaden has a war brewing on all fronts.  As someone who has spend that past few centuries trying to live on the radar, I wonder what it will do to him.  

            It's a very interesting series that I am enjoying quite a bit.  I can't wait to see were the next one might go. 


            CLOSED Armchair BEA Giveaway! Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray

             Hex: A Witch and Angel TaleLike most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life.

            So she is shocked when Ryder asks her out — and even more shocked to discover he has a rival. Lucian Bell is the gorgeous new kid who can’t take his eyes off of Lily. Being pursued by two hotties should make a girl happy, but Lily is skeptical. The boys act as if they’ve met before, hating each other with a passion that could only be rooted in a dark, dangerous past. A past full of terrible secrets. The kind of secrets that could get a girl killed

             Contest Open To US Resident 13 and older.  Closes at the 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 28!  All you have to do it fill out the FORM!

            Monday, May 23, 2011

            Welcome to Armchair BEA!!!

            Who are you, and how do you Armchair?
            You’ll probably be getting a lot of new visitors to your blog this week, so introduce yourself in a post! And if you specialize in a particular genre, share what it is and why you love it. Also, tell us how you’re doing Armchair BEA - where you are, what you’re excited about, what you hope will happen this week.

            My name is Page and my blog as you can see is One Book At A Time.  I'm currently a stay at home mom/wife and have 2 girls who are 5 and 3.  With little ones, my blogging time tends to be in the afternoon during their downtime (we're long past naps but I like them to rest and watch a movie in the afternoon).  I live in Rural Idaho, which means travel for me involves driving 2 1/2 hours to get to an airport.  Which is a major reason why I couldn't attend BEA.  Travel cost was just too high!  I'm looking forward to connecting with those who aren't able to attend BEA for various reasons!

            Lately, I tend to gravitate towards young adult.  Blame it on Twilight, which opened up a whole new genre to me.  I also really like adult paranormal and the occasional fantasy book.  My genre of choice use to be mystery/thriller which I still read occasionally.  I also love historical fiction, especially English.  Although, I'm trying to branch out to other countries!

            It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

            What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Click on the picture to be taken to Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!
            It's BEA week and I so wish I was in NYC right now.  But, us west coasters have a harder time getting there.  Especially with airplane fares as high as they are.  I'm hoping maybe next year.   Also this is the last week of school for us.  My oldest is excited for summer and my youngest is looking forward to having her sister home everyday!  I'm looking forward to some warmer weather!

             Read Last Week: 
            • Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
            • River Marked by Patricia Briggs
            • The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
            • Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
            Currently Reading:
            •  Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
            Up This Week:
            • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
            • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
            • Filter by Gwenn Wright

            Sunday, May 22, 2011

            In My Mailbox!

            In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren and she was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture JunkieI also want to mention that all my cover pictures link to Goodreads!


            LegacyBlood Red Road (Dustlands, #1)
            Love StoryWildefire
            • Legacy by Cayla Kluver 
            • Blood Red Road by Moira Young
            • Love Story by Jennifer Echols
            • Wildefire by Karsten Knight
            *special thanks to Harlequin, Netgalley, and Simon and Schuster Galley Grab program


            CindersAll Unquiet ThingsQueen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland

            • Cinders by Michelle Davidson Argyle 
            • All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab 
            • Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King


            Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
            • Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

              Saturday, May 21, 2011

              Review: Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

              Instructions for a Broken HeartTitle: Instructions for a Broken Heart
              Author: Kim Culberston
              Series: Stand Alone
              Pages: 304
              Published: Available now from Sourcebooks Fire
              ISBN: 9781402243028
              Source: Publisher sent for review

              Description: Three days before her drama club's trip to Italy, Jessa Gardner discovers her boyfriend in the costume barn with another girl. Jessa is left with a care package from her best friend titled "Top Twenty Reasons He's a Slimy Jerk Bastard," instructing her to do one un-Jessa-like thing each day of the trip. At turns hilarious and heartwrenching, Instructions for a Broken Heart paints a magical Italy in which Jessa learns she must figure out life-and romance-for herself.

              I Give This ...

              I wonder sometimes if your enjoyment of contemporary fiction depends on how much you identify with the main character.  Because I really liked this book, but I also really identified with Jessa.  I may be an adult reading teen books, but I remember that first broken heart.

              Jessa reacts just the way I thought she would.  She's devastated, but she's not about to let it ruin her trip to Italy.  But, I don't think she was counting on how hard it would be to see Sean everyday, let alone see him with another girl (another aspect I identified with).  She's trying so hard to keep it together, but at the same time you can tell she's also holding on.  Enter in Carissa, who's got a mission to help her get over Sean.

              I enjoyed this part of the story.  It was helping Jessa react according to her feelings instead of bottling it all up inside.  She's allowed to be mad and say how she feels.  But after awhile, I felt like the instructions became more about Carissa than about Jessa.  Which was another aspect of the story that really hit home for me.

              I also enjoyed the interactions between the two school groups touring Italy together.  They were so different that it made for some funny moments.  I did find the teacher/student relationship a little odd.  But, then I don't know much about drama departments and how they function.  I also didn't feel the romances in the book.  They seemed more like summer flings, but the story was trying to make them seem bigger.

              Overall, I enjoyed it for the memories it brought me and reminded me how far I've come since that person.  It was just a feel good story that shows teens that love isn't always permanent.  And if it's not, that just means there's someone else out there!

              Friday, May 20, 2011

              Review: The Royal Treatment (Princess for Hire #2) by Lindsey Leavitt

              The Royal Treatment (Princess for Hire, #2)Title: The Royal Treatment
              Author: Lindsey Leavitt
              Series: 2nd in Princess for Hire
              Pages: 272
              Published: Available now from Hyperion
              ISBN: 9781423121930
              Source: Publisher via Netgalley

              Description: Desi Bascomb's job as a princess substitute has gotten a whole lot more glamorous now that she's advanced to Level 2 within the Facade Agency. Magical make-up, roller-skating celebrities, and the chance to see Prince Karl again are just some of the major perks. Not to mention, she's landed the role of Fairy Queen in her school's production of Midsummer's Night Dream (opposite her best friend's crush. Which is a little weird, but at least he wears a donkey head during their kissing scene). Life should be perfect, but Desi can't seem to shake the feeling that there is more going on with the agency's magic than she's told. Like why is this mind-bending power exclusive to royals? Is it possible that there could be a bigger way to make an impact in both parts of her life?

              I Give This ...

              I adore this series.  It's just the right blend of fairy tale princess, fantasy, mixed in with the real world.  I also think it's perfect your pre/younger teens.  I particularly like that it's set in Idaho, even if the town is completely fictional.

              Desi was fantastic in the installment.   I loved that she took her task of preparing for the next level seriously.  It made me wonder if anybody questioned her when she was studying things like yachting.  I also enjoyed that when she's not on princess duty, she's very evolved with her own life.  I think being a princess for hire has made her more confident in herself and I really like that.  She's also still trusting her instincts when it comes to princess duty, which I think is an important skill to learn.

              I enjoyed her time on princess duty.  It was a little bit of a mystery why she was subbing for a Hollywood star.  But, it added to the story when Desi began to question the facts presented to her.  I liked how she handled the problem presented to her.  She acted a little irrationally, but no one seemed to be listening to her.  I also liked that she interact with Prince Karl again but as a different person.  

              I totally predicted the ending and what was really going on with Karl and Reed (her best friends crush).  But, I loved it anyway.  It just fit into the story so perfectly.  I also liked the revelation concerning the magic involved in being a princess for hire.  I'm really intrigued on were that storyline might go.  Completely looking forward to the next one!

              Thursday, May 19, 2011

              B & K's Reading Daze

              I have two girls who love to read as much as I do.  Granted they are 5 and 3, so reading isn't exactly what they do.  I'm so excited that this love of mine seems to be passing on to them.  So B & K's Reading Daze highlights some of the books they have enjoyed over the past month.  These books are usually books we find at the library, although occasionally I will showcase some favorites that we own or whatever else they really enjoy.

              I thought I would do something a little different this time around.  Instead of book, how about movies that get a lot of playtime in my house.  I know, I know, TV time is bad.  But, my girls love to watch a movie right after lunch.  It's also my blog time, so a movie keeps the girls occupied and quiet!  Here are a couple that both the kids and the adults like.

              Tangled starring Mandy Moore: DVD CoverOur household would not be complete without Tangled.  We're a big princess household.  We saw this one twice in the theater and bought it the day it came out.  We also own the soundtrack, so saying we like it might be an understatement.  B is particularly fond of Rapunzel.

              How to Train Your Dragon starring Jay Baruchel: DVD CoverI can't figure out exactly what it is they love about this movie.  I think it's just the idea of dragons.  It's a far cry from the girly movies they usually love.  I know this one is based on a book.  Since that book is part of a series, I'm hoping there will be a sequel!


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