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Can't eat your toast without a fork!

Normally, I try to read no more than two books at a time. I've found that if I exceed that limit (normally), I tend to blur the books together and have an unfulfilling read. Not so this month...

Book #3 - A Tangled Web (Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi Book 5) by Jude Watson - (Technically, I read this Thursday night, but I'm very slow in getting things up lately) In helping my boy reach his reading goal, I ultimately help myself. Awesome. My biggest complaint with this series is that the writing is very juvenile. Words are repeated multiple times over 2 or 3 paragraphs that could have easily been changed. ("He/She said" is used so many times that it HURTS!)

They hadn't gone very far before a protocol droid met up with them. "Crew awaiting captain's orders," it said.
"The captain has been arrested," Solace said. "I am in charge."
"That's a violation of authority," the droid said. "I'll have to summon -"

That goes on endlessly. Honestly, a few minor edits would have made this a much smoother read. Still, the books are getting my boy reading. I can't argue too much with that.

Book #4 - Tourist Trap (Edgar & Ellen) by Charles Ogden - Those prank-loving twins are at it again. This time they're making sure that their beloved junkyard doesn't get turned into a luxury hotel. They do this in a most creative and disturbingly funny way. Two thumbs way up.

Book #5 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - I really, really enjoyed this book. It has everything I could want in it. A main character (TWO actually) who loves books, a bestselling author, a mystery, ghosts, twins, a governess, more secrets than you can shake a stick at, and a terrible fire. I was hooked within the first couple of pages. HOOKED. Like a fish. It hurt, but it was that good type of hurt. The one that keeps you up at night and makes you forget about the time. I also bought it for 50 CENTS. Did you read that? Awesome book, little money. Sometimes life smiles on me.

I'd just like to point out that Cole and I were both up at 6-ish today, so I did more than read. We went on a long meandering walk through the empty field next to our house where we saw 2 HUGE jackrabbits, a pile of debris, an animal skull, a tire, and a bicycle seat. When I asked Cole what the weirdest thing we found was he said "the bicycle seat". Yeah, that was weird, but what about that animal skull? It was weird and creepily cool. He stuck with the bicycle seat.

We also watched City of Ember (which Cole said was scary, but I really liked) and Cole watched Eagle Eye. I read through that one. My book was that good. Cole might not have really watched it. I don't know. I was engrossed. I also did some Wii Fit and grocery shopping. I lead a full life, kids. A full life.

And now I'm done for the day. All that reading took a lot out of me.
Later!

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I still don't knwo what you're talking about. FYI.

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Ahhh! I haven't watched it yet! I'll do it this weekend. :)

OMG! That was bad. Splat.

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