Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 1. Welcome and Moo Baa La La La


Welcome to 31 Days of Reading!  Fall is in full swing, and it’s time to get cozy.  Or “comfy cozy” as Pumpkin Pie likes to say.  I picture you curled up on a couch, with warm socks on your feet, a brightly colored crocheted afghan tucked around your legs, and peace and quiet ringing through your home.  All you need is a good book!  For the next 31 days, I will present you will all sorts of options: fiction, non-fiction, kid books, etc.  I hope you can find one that piques your interest.

First, though, a word on reading.  I am a mom of a three-year-old and a one-year-old.  I know that life gets busy.  You’re probably wondering how the heck I find the time to read as many books as I do.  I don’t have a magic formula for you; all I can say is that you usually find time to do the things that you want to do.  That might be baking or scrapbooking for you.  For me, it’s reading.  My biggest confession is that I often read during lunch.  It’s always just me and the girls, and, let’s be honest, toddlers are not the best conversationalists.  I fully pay attention to them, especially if they ask me questions (and believe me, they ask many, many questions) but in the lulls I read.  I also read every night before turning out the light and going to sleep.  I’ve done this since I was in grade school, I think, and I have a hard time falling asleep if I don’t get to read for at least 10 minutes.  Even if I go to bed late, and I mean really late, I still need to read for five or ten minutes in order to properly wind down.  So there you have it.  Plus, I don’t want to brag, but I am a really fast reader.  Always have been.

For my very first recommendation, I’m going light and easy.  It’s a book for your tiny pumpkin pies called Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton.  Sandra Boynton writes board books for the littlest ears, and they are equally delightful to the adult because they are so silly.  My girls love Moo Baa La La La; my one-year-old Honey Pie usually giggles through the whole thing.  It would also make a great Christmas present or stocking stuffer for the little ones in your life.

7 comments:

  1. I love to read - alwyas have, but lately don't read as much - so hoping you will inspire me to curl up with a good book. In school I used to read a book a day. I would read until the wee hours or the morning just to finish a good book! Looking forward to the books you will recommend.

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  2. Yippee! So super excited to find a fellow reader.
    "You usually find time to do the things that you want to do." So true, and explains why I can check out close to my limit at the library and read almost all of it (most of the books I check out I read with my children). Looking forward to your series, and I'm your newest follower.

    xoxo michele

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  3. Oh dear. I can't find a "subscribe to posts" button on your blog - is there another way to follow you?

    xoxo michele

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  4. Hi Michele...thanks for following! At the bottom of the page is a Join this Site button that lets you follow my blog. I've never had anyone ask to subscribe to it before, so I've never set it up that way. Maybe I'll have to look into it. :)

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  5. I used to sort of sing-song this book to my girls. I love Sandra Boynton!!!

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  6. I love Moo Baa La La La! Great books by Boynton! Looking forward to your series! I'm in the search right now for a 12-book reading session - one a month for the next year. Looking for some recommendations... I'll keep on eye on your blog, but if you have any others to suggest, I'd love to have more options!

    Also have my own 31-days series: Finding the Joy, and Free Homeschool Resources. Would love to have you come on over to read up! :)

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  7. Victoria, I just found your blog through the 31 day series and realized we live about an hour from one another!!!! Most of the bloggers that I follow are in other states (or countries) so that is super exciting to me!

    I totally agree that we make time for the things we want to do. A few months ago I moved my laptop to a less convenient and less comfortable place, in hopes to cut down my time on it. It worked. And now I have more time to read books for pleasure.

    I had a roommate that had a sleep walking problem and she thought that reading before bed helped with it. I don't know that it did, but it's a great excuse to make sure you get some reading in each night!

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