Joining in today to my 2nd ever Dishing it with Amanda over at Serenity Now - A Mommy's Solution to Staying Sane. It's titled 'Summer Reading List' so how could I NOT join in. Head on over and join in the fun too. I know I'm always looking for great reads and seasonal reads, even better!
Top 5 picks for summer reading.
Okay this one is so hard to answer, there's just too many to pick from. If you've visited my blog before or had a chance to look around you will see that I often highlight children's picture books. I'm adding a new summer read here and there as I go along the way. I'd love to highlight 5 fun summer reads here but are not necessarily my 'top 5' just 5 we definitely enjoy and would make our summer reading list-
- Mama is it Summer Yet? By Nikki McClure
-It's Summer! By Linda Glaser
- Wave, By Suzy Lee
- Rita and Whatsit at the Beach, By Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod, Illustrated by Olivier Tallec
-In the Pond, By Anna Milbourne (It's an Usborne book, call me:-))
What genre of literature makes you want to pick up a book and read?
I love fiction, juvenile fiction/chapter books, Christian fiction and Christian non-fiction
What are your favorite magazines?
We currently get Parents, Architectural Record and when we bought some furniture for our house we got Architectural Digest to enjoy for a year. When our Parents subscription runs out (in 20 years) I'm hoping to switch to either Family Circle or Family Fun.
The kid’s magazines include: High Five, National Geographics for Kids and Clubhouse Jr.
If you had to be stuck on a desert island with any fictional character, who would you pick?
Phineas and Ferb, they can build just about anything you could ever need.
How do make time to escape into a good book?
I love reading in bed at night or outside once I get the kids started in an activity. I love cool breezy days and a good book! Used to love reading at Coffee shops, sigh....
What's your favorite place to get books?
The library!!! It's they only way I can support my addiction-
What's next on your "to-read" list?
I'm actually in a current read right now and would rather share that. I'm reading Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens by Barbara Pleasant.
We live in a fairly new development with horrible soil so we planted a small 4x4 garden last year with pretty good results and two raised 6x8 gardens this year with mixed results. We're trying some tricky crops, plus the HEAT plus the soil, so it has not gone as well but okay. We hope to add a third raised bed next summer and I also want to switch to all organic gardening, try even more tricky crops and do seasonal planting so I grabbed Pleasant's book and have been enjoying it so far.