It’s reading round-up time again! I’ve got several books in progress, but with the holidays and all, I only finished 2 in the last month. But, since I read at least 3 books a day to my almost-4-year-old son, so I thought I’d include some of our current favorites here, too.
Organizing Solutions for People with Attention Deficit Disorder by Susan C. Pinsky. I loved this practical approach to organizing for anyone who struggles with clutter. In a nutshell: drastically cut down on your stuff, hire help where you need it (lawncare, house cleaning, etc.), & remove barriers (open shelving, no lids, put stuff where you use it even if that means owning multiples, like toilet brushes, laundry hampers, etc) #annerecommendsit
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. Short stories and essays from one of my favorite authors! Worth the read for The Getaway Car and the story of Parnassus bookstore alone, but I was fascinated by her story about trying out for the LA Police Academy.
Babyberry Pie, written by Heather Vogel Frederick and illustrated by Amy Schwartz. I’m sure we especially love this book because we have a baby in the house, but it’s a sweet bedtime story with fun illustrations. #andpie
Cars Galore, written by Peter Stein and illustrated by Bob Staake. Just a basic rhyming book for your car-loving kid, but the funny illustrations really make it great.
Lumpito and the Painter from Spain, written by Monica Kulling and illustrated by Dean Griffiths. Both Spain and dachshunds hold a special place in my heart , so I really hoped this book wouldn’t suck when my son pulled it off the shelf, excited about the dog with paint on its nose. I was not disappointed! #picassolovesdoxies
Would You Like to Play Hide & Seek with Lovable, Furry Old Grover?, written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Michael Smollin. Grover gets increasingly frustrated as he discovers that hiding in the pages of a book isn’t the easiest thing to do! #80sclassic #favoritemuppet
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