My sister-in-law just returned to England after a lovely two week visit. In large part it was lovely because she is a reader (and published writer) of children's books, and I got to do one of the things I love best--browse my shelves and find piles and piles of books for a guest to read!
Here's what she got through during her visit:
The only bittersweet part of all this book fun was that I had to go to work. I did not get to be a guest too--reading and basking in the sun and resting (whiney whiney whiney). So when my dear boy said his throat was killing him, and could he stay off school on this lovely sunny spring day, I tenderly acquiesced (I'm not feeling that great either...). And though I won't actually get to be a guest for the day (there are Chores to be done), I'm planning on doing a lot of reading. It will be good for my mental health.
And so I am sneaking in under the sign-up wire for the Bout of Books Readathon...
And I will start reading, after, of course, I carefully put all the books shown above back to their proper places, and restore the lego creations I stashed in the laundry room two weeks ago.