Well, we made it. It's Halloween. Which means today is the last day of my 31 in 31. Did I succeed? Absolutely not. Did I try? I did. I really did but life is hard and lessons were learned.
T'was the Saturday before Halloween. What better way to show off that Halloween spirit than with a black and orange book stack.
It's that time of year. Time to get a year's worth of magnesium in a week by over indulging in pumpkin seeds. And how do I get that many pumpkin seeds? By letting my family carve five pumpkins.
My dear, sweet 8 year old told me a joke today. I won't repeat it but it had to do with bad ghosts saying Booooooobs. He's 8. He says he heard it from one of the older kids at school. Y'all, I'm not ok and I'm not ready for my kid telling jokes like this until he's like 12.
Are you hosting a Halloween party for your kids at home, or helping with a classroom party? Providing engaging games and activities to entertain sugar-fueled children will prevent your guests from becoming little Halloween monsters.
Have you heard of book nooks? I didn't until recently. But now that I've seen them, I want one for every shelf.
They say you can't judge a book by it's cover. But isn't that the point of a book cover, to grab you attention. They are designed to catch your attention. From a bookshelf they holler, "Hey. Look at me. Pick me up. Choose me."
As I'm writing this, I just finished the twelfth book in my 31 in 31 book reading challenge. I have read some great classics - Dracula, Frankenstein, The Lottery, The Doll, Carrie. I read some middle grade horror which totally surprised me - CIrque Du Freak. But so far, one book stands out among the rest.