Summer Reading is Like Eating Chocolate: A Couch Adventure
Reading is an important part of my year but since the whole family has been together, I have found a lot less time available to listen to audio books or to crack open a book. The library summer reading program is a favorite of mine but I wonder why they think we have more time to read in the summer than the rest of the year. I would much prefer a winter reading challenge. In past years, I have completed the bulk of my reading while my children are at school. As we all know, this year has been anything but usual so I am behind on my reading schedule. I am only at 43 out of 75 books read for the entire year. But I thought I would share a few of the books that I was able to complete this summer.
I loved this fantasy/mystery. A great read and I am wishing there was a sequel.
The 3rd in a series but can be a stand alone. It was a very interesting mystery that I never would have picked up if I hadn’t won it from Goodreads. I will definitely be picking up the first two in the series.
I found a lot of great tips in this book for interacting with my children in a way that minimizes frustration on their part as well as mine. It was a quick read and very helpful.
I read this book because it was mentioned frequently in another book that I enjoyed. Apparently, this is a classic that was written in 1863. It is an unusual story line but it teaches a lot of character traits that are missing in today’s society.
The first time I heard this book was in elementary school when our school librarian read it to our cIass aloud. I just finished reading this book to my children and they LOVED it! Mystery, Intrigue and more character building in the story line. Patricia St. John is a great author and I am planning on getting more of her books to read to my children.
Hershey: The Sweetest Place on Earth
Hubby and I took our yearly anniversary trip this past weekend to Hershey, Pennsylvania. In case you haven’t heard of Hershey, they are famous for Hershey chocolate and their amusement park, Hershey Park. The Hershey Chocolate company was founded in 1894 by Milton Hershey.
Can you believe we didn’t buy any chocolate or candy the entire time we were there?
We spent my hubby’s birthday at Hershey Park. There were not a lot of people there this year (probably due to Rona) and we had minimal wait times for the rides. We went on all the roller coasters and were thrilled that we could still tolerate the rides at the old age of 37. The new coaster this year was the Candymonium and we saved it for the last ride of the night. It is 210 ft high and 4636 foot long.
My favorite coaster was an indoor ride called the Laff Trakk. It was a glow in the dark coaster with a fun house theme that spun the car around as we went up, down and around the track. This one was 52 feet high.
On the way into the ride, they had a hall of mirrors that made you look different ways of tall, short and in between.
And here we are at the Bass Pro Shops. They have some really interesting stuffed wildlife on display. It is an outdoors shop with a waterfall inside and many varieties of fish. It is quite the experience.
I am joining the T day ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. I really thought I would have a new tea to share but we couldn’t find the tea shop I tried to visit on our trip, so sadly, I am drinking nothing new. Instead, I am sharing a photo of me at the cutest little place we found to eat in Hershey. I am eating a Reuben, minus the bread, and drinking a pot of raspberry hibiscus tea.
Happy Tea Day,