Tonight was Family Night. Yippee!
[In case you can’t figure it out: Family Night = dinner out together + fun family adventure.]
[Oh, and also: fun family adventure + winter + cold + dark = a trip to the library. Always.]
Anywho . . . after a night of family fun and togetherness, we arrived home at seven minutes to bedtime with a basket of new-to-us books and a blissfully clear conscience, having at last wiped our marker clean of holiday-induced overdue fines. (I’ve got to be the only person I know who regularly spends more money borrowing books than renting movies. Worth every penny, tho’.)
For the kids, we* got two fresh Elephant and Piggie books (we ration ourselves to two per visit to keep from running through the library’s collection too quickly), the wordless Underground Railroad picture book Unspoken that all my favorite kidlit bloggers have been raving about recently, the new graphic novel retelling of A Wrinkle in Time, and a pile of other books that I had no hand in choosing. (Hooray for the children’s budding sense of literary autonomy!)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to crawl into bed and turn pages for a while until the clock strikes ZZZZZZ. I’ve still got a few chapters of Herriot to finish up before I dig into my newly borrowed treasures.
P.S. What are you reading now or planning to read soon?