What to Read Next: May 2013
I love to read and until recently, almost always had a book (or two) going at any given time. Now that I’m trying to grow two little readers of my own, though, I find that my book diary consists of mostly picture books and early chapter books.
And my normal reading time—right before my own bedtime—gets cut short most nights, when I can’t keep my eyes open any longer than to sneak in a few pages. Clearly I need to switch things up and start fitting in short reading sessions throughout the day. Or I could keep accumulating books on my never-ending to-read list.
But where’s the fun in that?
Each month I’m going to set a “What to Read Next” goal of the books I’d like to read that month, so that I don’t get distracted (by other books or by Downton Abbey – ha!). I’d also like to make my way through my backlog of books. I have a growing number on my bookshelf still waiting to be read. So I’ll look to include an older book on each month’s What to Read Next list, too.
What to Read Next: May 2013
1. Finish The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
2. He’s Gone by Deb Caletti
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer – this is my “clearing out the back stock” selection for this month)
I’d love to hear your opinion on what to read next! What have you been reading?
Leave your recommendations on what to read next in the comments section.
Kohls Cares for Kids – Summer 2013
Kohl’s has announced their newest selection of books and stuffed animals for Kohls Cares for Kids. This season it’s The Pout Pout Fish – my kids will be so excited!
I love shopping from the Kohls Cares collection, because we get high-quality hardcover picture books and stuffed animals for a small fraction of the regular price – just $5 each. And better yet… we know our money is going to a good cause.
This time around, there’s also a reusable bag offered as part of the collection, too.
Previous Kohls Cares Merchandise on clearance
Every time they switch out their selection, they also clearance out the most recent books and animals. Right now catch a few items from the previous Kohls Cares collections at just $2.50 each.
National Train Day
This Saturday (5/11) is National Train Day!
There are a ton of FREE events planned to celebrate National Train Day in several different cities. Check for events near you in NYC, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Chicago and Los Angeles, and others all around the country.
About National Train Day
National Train Day marks the 143rd anniversary of the creation of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the ’golden spike’ was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, forever transforming the face and character of America.
National Train Day is an annual celebration of train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people across America. Train stations and other venues across the country host activities and exhibits that highlight the past, present and future of trains and travel. The ‘rail way’ comes to life for attendees, as well as those participating online and through social media. Only on a train do we see more of the world around us, and live more of the experiences we have when we discover the ‘rail way’. Look out your window. What do you see? Look around you. Who do you see? It’s all part of the journey.
What will you be doing for National Train Day?