My Big Kid is starting to outgrow the Captain Underpants series and he’s been really interested in history and non-fiction. The other day Little One and I went to the bookstore and found a few new books for him. He’s most excited about the Guts & Glory World War II book!
I can relate so much to Vietnamerica, as a daughter of immigrants who has only recently started wondering about where she comes from. This was the first book of many from Asian American authors I’ve read, and it really stuck with me.
Recently I borrowed I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid through my local library. I couldn’t put it down. I started this book not knowing anything about it and I highly recommend you do the same. Just now I noticed it is on sale for Kindle at 1.99! Snatch this up!
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
(link will take you to Amazon)
It’s been a while since we’ve added to Little One’s library collection. We took advantage of the last Scholastic book order of the year to load up on some books for the summer!
Thank you local library! I am so surprised at how quickly I was able to get a copy of this book, as I was something like 50th on the waitlist earlier in the week.
We are big bookworms in this house. My kids devour books (like their mom!) and I thought it would be fun to share what we’ve been reading this past week.
Little One’s favorites this week
She loves theDuck & Goose series, we have a few of those. The most recent book we’ve read is Giraffes Can’t Dance, a really great story about finding your own rhythm in life!
My oldest is obsessed with all things Titanic as of late
We really enjoyed Can You Survive The Titanic? It is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style book with multiple different endings depending on which path you choose. Though it’s a surprisingly quick read, after he finished going through the different story paths he was inspired to write his own Can You Survive stories!
What are your kids currently reading?
I am so happy to finally have a copy of Thi Bui’s illustrated memoir, The Best We Could Do. I can’t wait to dig into this beautiful book!
I love this gorgeous cover!! After All is expected to be released later this month!
Emmett Hill is the perfect gentleman.
At least that’s what his PR team wants the world to think.
Tall, handsome, and wickedly charming, Emmett is in the midst of a career comeback, having landed the role of a villain in a popular TV show. The only problem is, Emmett has come a long way from the “nice guy” characters he used to play and his old squeaky clean image is quickly being tarnished by bar fights, womanizing and bad boy behaviour. Considering he’s two years shy of forty, it’s an act he needs to drop. And fast.
Enter Alyssa Martin.
At twenty-eight, Alyssa is tired and ready for a change. Her job as office manager has grown stagnant and unfulfilling, while she’s become continuously frustrated with Vancouver’s lackluster dating scene, always searching for Mr. Right in a city of Mr. Wrongs.
When Emmett and Alyssa’s paths cross at a mutual friend’s wedding, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, culminating in a steamy one-night stand.
What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling – and run with it.
Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image. Her curvy, cute and “normal” persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation, while Emmett provides Alyssa with the excitement and change her life has been lacking.
The only problem is, the two fight like cats and dogs outside of the bedroom.
And considering their arrangement is just for show, they shouldn’t be in the bedroom with each other anyway.
Try telling them that.
Kindle, Kobo & paperback: live release
I am watching the new series and I read this and it is perfection! I love Bryan Fuller (still waiting for Hannibal to come back)!
I finished this book on Audible (via Kindle Unlimited– Claire Danes narrates and she is perfection!) the other day and now I’ve been binging the series on Hulu. It stays true to the essence of the book. I would highly recommend! Elizabeth Moss is amazing and I can’t wait for the next episode.