My brother called this weekend to tell me I would be an Aunt in September. After the initial You’re Too Young and Is This Even Legal panic, I remembered he has a very steady job, he is married to the nicest person I’ve ever met, and he’s 32 now. So, sure. You can have a baby. But you’ll always be 14 in my mind, Brotha. Congratulations to you both.
Claire had her baby, sweet William. So did MC. And Steph (Pat’s daughter and my bff) is pregnant, too. Abbey’s little Zoie came home from the Congo yesterday. It’s been a bit of a wild weekend to say the least. Everyone needs to just settle down, ok? I canna handle all the excitement.
So very much to celebrate, and I am thankful.
Are you a reader? I’m a reader. I spent most of my early childhood in a library reading books from A-Z in order. I won every summer book club award that was offered. I earned at least five Pizza Hut mini-basketballs. I read everything I could get my hands on… still do, though my time is significantly different now. As an ARMY brat living overseas, books were a comfort in the absence of American tv and children my age in the neighborhood. I fell into the stories and made friends and family out of the characters there. I read in the on the long drives to school, I read under the sheets at night. I still am a slave to story. My favorites of all time are listed in the right sidebar of the blog. The people and places in those books are like a second part of me.
I bought myself a Kindle just before Abby June was born In December. As an extreme book-lover, it was a difficult decision. I felt like I was killing Kathleen Kelly’s dream all over again. But getting to the library is increasingly hard these days (we are not quiet) and my bookshelves are full to the brim (even after multiple trips to Goodwill). It was a good option for me. Just the book version… no movies or games or extra options, lest I find even more ways to waste/kill/suck time.
Here are my Kindle archives thus far (yes, since December… I know, it’s a sickness):
All were checked out from our local library using the ebook feature except Peace Like a River, which I bought and am happy to own.
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finishing: Parrot and Oliver in America
on deck: Expecting Adam
I’m keeping a list here of books others have loved or suggested I try out. Am I missing anything?