Sunday, April 25, 2010
I've never participated in a Sunday Salon before, but it looks like fun, so I hope that I'm doing it right!
Despite the fact that it is raining in Ontario today, we managed to have a fun-filled family weekend. On Friday night we had a campfire in our backyard (one of the joys of living in the country is being able to have small, contained fires), and we let our boys stay up late to watch the stars and to "help" with the fire. Our youngest, J. (3 years old) is a firebug, so he had the most fun with that.
Yesterday my husband was working at an ATV outdoor expo, which included ATV races, so I took the boys up to see that. My oldest 2 (E., 10 and H., 4) enjoyed it the most, but J. was bored by the end. Regardless, there was lots to see, although the vendors didn't really like it when my boys wanted to sit on the ATV's on display, which is of course what they wanted to do the most, so we stayed in the stands and played until the final races began. The boys got to throw water balloons at the particpants in the "redneck races", which for them was the highlight of the day. When you're the only girl in a family of 5 you have to adapt, so I ended up quite enjoying myself as well. Then again, my idea of a good time is watching IHRA Drag Racing, so watching ATV's race wasn't that far of a stretch.
Okay, on to books!
What I'm Reading Now:
Rumour Has It by Jill Mansell (my favourite British chick lit author ever!)
What I Read Last Week:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
On Folly Beach by Karen White (for an upcoming book tour)
What I Reviewed Last Week:
If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous (4 stars)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (5 stars)
Love Nest by Julia Lllwellyn (4.5 stars)
The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills (4 stars)
Reviews I Need To Write:
On Folly Beach by Karen White
Just Like Me, Only Better by Carol Snow (ends April 30, US/Can)
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (May 5, US/Can)