Monday, March 03, 2014

books for a one year-old

Last weekend Russell and I attended a birthday party for a one year-old.  We brought two books for the birthday girl, The Adventures of Lowly Worm and What Do People Do All Day? both by Richard Scarry. Here's more or less what I wrote in the card:
I was so glad to see these two books on the birthday girl's wishlist because I would have bought them for her anyway. What Do People Do All Day? was the most popular book in the [maiden name] household for many a year and Lowly Worm taught the [maiden name] girls how to behave in polite society. My mom would often prompt my sister and/or I with "Would Lowly Worm say/do..." when we were learning to navigate through through the world.
I hope these books serve the birthday girl as well as our family's copies served my sister and I.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

February Reading Recap

Books Read in February

18. The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne - Netgalley
17. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - Netgalley
16. Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon (see post) - public library via my mom
15. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon - (see post) - public library via my mom
14. To Tempt a Viking by Michelle Willingham - Netgalley
13. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (audio) - public library
12. The Bat by Jo Nesbo - public library
- "A Story in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman (see post)
in New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird, edited by Paula Guran - purchased
11. Fire by Kristin Cashore (audio) - public library