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Monday, October 4, 2010

V is for von Trapp

As some of you are aware, I have a separate book blog for my own non-library reading (and reviewing.) One title that I received in the mail this past week I am particularly excited about it and am eager to introduce people to. It's a new release from Sleeping Bear Press and you've just GOT to know about it so that you can check in with your local library about possibly nabbing a copy! (Or, you may just want to add this one to your home library, depending on your love of this family.) I'm re-posting part of my review from Reading to Know here below (with my own permission, of course - ha!) Check this one out!

This afternoon my door bell rang and I was delivered a package which came from Sleeping Bear Press. I stood on the porch and opened it up to discover this beautiful gem of a book and I just had to tell you about it right away!

V is for Von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet is the latest and greatest in Sleeping Bear Press's line up and it is amazing in every single way. I immediately walked back inside the house and devoured the book (in a healthy way, of course.)

. . . follow the link to read the rest of the review of V is for von Trapp over at Reading to Know! And then go find a copy. Seriously.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Progress Report - October 2010

My last Progress Report was in June so I guess it's a bit time for an update!



Goal set for reading all of the children's picture books in our library:


Monday, September 28, 2009. I'm officially a year in now, and am much further behind than I EVER anticipated being! I somehow didn't factor in the following things:

  1. We added a second child to our family. There was a period of adjustment which did not involve going to the library for awhile.
  2. Summer. My husband and I are also wedding photographers and are therefore somewhat-to-extremely busy between June and August! The library doesn't factor in very well then.
  3. We are now expecting our third child and morning sickness refuses to let me go anywhere - least of all to the library!

Over the course of the past year I've learned to make this more of a fun challenge than my originally intention of a challenge challenge. This has to fit into life. I cannot force life into it. It's good to realize that and I'm happy (now) plugging along at a slower pace than I had originally set for myself.

Progress as of today's date:

I've read (according to the last name of the author) through the "A" section and am into the "Br" section.

Total number of picture books read:

By my count, 763.

Average number of times I go to the library during the week:

0-1

Average number of books checked out per visit:

I lost count of how many actual visits I've made to the library to collect books. However, I typically walk away with anywhere from 25-27 titles. (That's how many comfortably fit into the bag and allow me to juggle two toddlers at the same time without breaking my back.)

Favorite New-to-Me author I've discovered so far:

I think my latest would be Paulette Bourgeois, who penned the Franklin the Turtle books which we really have enjoyed.

Total amount of fines due so far:

$4.60 (Up $0.65 from the last time!)