I stayed up too late last night, and I have only myself to blame. Or maybe, instead of blaming myself, I should blame a book. I had to read a book for my book club that meets this Friday. You see, I have been reading the books in the series A Game of Thrones, and I just finished the fifth installment. (I keep thinking the next book in the series will have only blank pages because George R. R. Martin will have killed off all the characters.) So I was a bit depressed about being done with the available A Game of Thrones options and unenthused about reading the book club choice, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. It sounded a little too sentimental and gooey to me—not a beheading, a giant, or a good battle to be seen anywhere. Despite all that, I got totally hooked on the book. So I ended up standing next to my bed at 12:30 this morning trying to put down my Kindle so I could go to sleep. That’s why I’m grainy-eyed and begging for caffeine.
There’s nothing quite as pleasing as getting sucked into a good book, even if it does mess up my sleep schedule. I know your little ones feel the same way when you read a book to them! So take a gander at this adorable idea for one of my favorite picture books, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. I’ll present it to you in 1.11 minutes, because I know you’re busy!
P.S. What are you currently reading-both to your youngsters and for personal enjoyment?