I was so inspired by your reading suggestions, that I did something I never do. I went into the bookstore and walked out with four brand new books. I always get my reading material from the library, but lately, I am having trouble with the whole system. It is a wonderful thing that we are able to reserve titles, but as luck would have it, I usually reserve three or four titles and they come in at different times, meaning multiple trips to the library, and then I am always late returning them and the pressure to finish them in two weeks is just too much. I know- big problems, right! So I decided to treat myself and luxuriate in four brand new books that came with no due dates or deadlines. And then I read all four in two weeks. Ha. And let me say this- you guys sure know your stuff. I LOVED each of these books. They were all heartbreaking, and beautiful and written so very well written. As far as a favorite, I am torn between We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and Burial Rights. Both titles were such good reminders of the importance of love, community and open lines of communication- without those, we are so lost. And now, as a way of saying thank you, I want to pass along these books (as long as you don’t mind my tear streaks on the pages!) and keep the reading cycle flowing . Just leave a comment here, and make sure I have a way to get in touch with you! I’m going to give away two bundles of two books each:
Bundle #1: Beautiful Ruins and We Were Liars
Bundle #2: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and Burial Rights
**Giveaway is now closed**
And now in other news, we joined in our first Medieval Festival this weekend, and it was so much fun. We reused our Halloween costumes as dragon costumes, and the boys got their first pair of swords and shield (this must be some kind of boyhood rite of passage, right?). I love the picture of Vik getting ready to ride the dragon zip-line. He’s scared, but there is no way he is letting his brother do it without him! That kid has such courage- it must be a younger brother thing! Life is so busy right now with these two hooligans….but so much fun, so much adventure, so much laughter.