Just when I feel like I’m starting to get a hang on blogging again (such as last week when I got a few reviews posted in one week!), I go and get sick or my family does. Such is the situation this week: baby girl gave me her cold and now I’ve been nursing my own cold.
I am enjoying my current reading. I’ve been pre-reading some middle grade historical fiction books for my son’s American history course of study so I can decide which ones we will read together. I am loving homeschooling so far. I’ve been reading some parenting books, particularly books that deal with elementary aged kids with intense emotions. (Raisin is definitely a child in that category.) For fiction, I’ve read the classics for my classics group but I’m struggling to get other fiction read right now. I really want to make progress on my Classics Club list, so I’m hoping this will change!
Coming soon will be a great number of picture book reviews, as I have the wonderful opportunity to once again be a picture book first round panelist for the Cybils awards! Nominations open on Monday. If you’ve read a children’s or young adult book published in the last year that you find has great literary merit and kid appeal, make sure you nominate it!
I feel very distant from the book blogging community right now. I missed Book Blogger Appreciation Week in its entirety, and I have not been reading everyone else blogs regularly. Please know that I appreciate you, your comments, your blog posts, your reading insights, and so forth!