Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mouse's Corner & First Chapter Tuesday

I woke up this morning to find a light fog outside.  There's a nice chill in the air, a sign that fall has finally come to the inland area in Southern California.  At last the weather matches the season!  We did get a little rain this past Saturday putting a damper on our plans to spend the day at the park.  For the past several months it's been our routine to go to Mouse's soccer class, and then follow it up with a visit to the park and library.  I guess we could have still gone to the library.  Instead it was an all day pajama day, and we spent a lazy day at home doing just about nothing.  

The next season of soccer begins in December, and so we have a little break in the meantime.  To help Mouse understand, I told her during the last lull between seasons that soccer was on vacation.  She's since run with that explanation.  Every Saturday we don't have soccer, she asks if soccer is on vacation. This past Saturday, she wanted to know if soccer was on an airplane.  I love how enthusiastic she is about her soccer classes and, although there are some Saturday mornings I wish we could sleep in just a little longer, I miss the classes during the breaks too.

Our Sunday was not so lazy.  We visited March Air Museum, which is just down the main road from where we live.  It was my first time there, and I was impressed by the size.  Mouse, Anjin, and I had a good time, looking at the various war planes.  We followed our museum visit up with pizza and games at a local restaurant.  Mouse hasn't napped so well in ages!  

At the moment, Mouse's favorite book seems to be Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman and Bonnie Leick.   I admit it's a favorite of mine too.  It's an adorable little book with beautiful illustrations about a mother monster who is putting her little monster to bed. Their routine is so similar to ours, that it makes it all the more fun for Mouse.  I downloaded it to my Kindle one day when I saw it was on sale.  Mouse and I do not read many books together on my Kindle, so this is a rare treat for her. 




Do you have a favorite bed time story either from your childhood or that of your child's?




Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts 
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where  
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a 
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.

Here is a taste of what I am reading at the moment (from A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway, a steampunk/murder mystery about Sherlock Holmes' niece Evelina, former circus child turned lady):
Evelina froze, a breath half taken catching in her throat, nerves tingling down every limb.  She sat unmoving for a long moment, searching the shadows cast by her candle on the dusty attic floorboards.

Would you continue reading?


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18 comments:

  1. A lazy pajama day sounds divine. I love that Mouse loves her soccer so much!

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    1. Kathy - It was much needed. Sometimes I forget that even my little one needs days like that too.

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  2. Yes, I would continue. I like the title too.

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    1. I am enjoying it so far. I'm finding though that I don't have a lot of time to sneak in reading time. :-(

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    1. Words and Peace - I just got to the half way mark! Talk about scary!

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  4. I would continue reading...I get the feeling something momentous is about to happen. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Catherine - I liked the opening too. It is enough to get you curious and want to know more.

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  5. The intro sounds good Wendy, and I also love the looks of the little monster book as well, so cute. Thanks for participating today and have a great week.,

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    1. Diane - The Monster book is such fun! I want to get a print copy, actually. I think the illustrations would really stand out.

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  6. I like the intro, especially that first sentence. Beautiful.

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    1. Margot - It's definitely an opening that captures one's attention, isn't it?

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  7. Love the illustrations!

    Not only would I continue A Study in Silks, but I did and liked it very much. I've also read the next two in the series and have the last review scheduled for Nov. 28.

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    1. Jenclair - Aren't they beautiful?

      I finished A Study in Silks yesterday and really enjoyed it. I wish I had a copy of the second book. I looked for it on Kindle, but I couldn't find it. :-( I wish I'd thought to request a review copy when it was available.

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  8. One of Gage's favorites these days is Maggie and the Monster. He loves it :)

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    1. Stacy - A book with a Maggie character! How awesome. I'll have to see if our library has that one.

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