Friday, March 15, 2013

Flashback Friday and Release Day!

Currently Reading:  I'm loving Midnight Sun!!  Even though I'm only halfway through it, I'm going to go ahead and call it a Recommended Read:)

March 1993:
The weather was getting warmer; I would take all three kids outside for walks and to let the 5 y/o run.  One day, little B and I were working a puzzle and I realized the two babies were being awfully quiet.  I got up to look for them and found them in my bedroom.

They were sitting in front of my bookshelves, with a pile of paperbacks beside 7 m/o T, who had learned to crawl.  As I watched, 15 m/o K took a book from the shelf, flipped through it, then handed it to T, who glanced at the cover, then added it to his pile.  I should have grabbed my camera!  But since they weren't tearing up the books, I quietly left them to their task, and went back to finish the puzzle with B.  And by the time we'd finished the puzzle, the babies had made their way back to K's room.  I checked my room; they had cleared an entire row of double-stacked paperbacks.  None were ripped or torn; I closed the door and peeped in on them playing with K's toys.

At the end of the month, K and I packed a suitcase and drove to Mountain View, Arkansas to spend a week with little T and his mom B at B's mother's house.  After an 11 hour drive, we arrived.  Over the next week, we'd enjoy a concert at the Hoedown; shop the Bentonville Super Walmart (they hadn't arrived in our area yet; Walmart was just everything except food) and gently corrected B's little brother when he exclaimed, "Sissy!  Look at those huge crawdads!"  He'd obviously never seen lobsters before, lol!  We had a good time and took lots of pictures.

Present Day

Are You Ready For A Scavenger Hunt?
All you have to do is answer five (I goofed yesterday!) easy questions and email me the answers.  I'll pick a winner on Monday, since I'll be out of town tonight, and I'll be sleep-deprived on Sunday due to singing at the 8am service, then attending a friend's performance of the Evil Stepmother in Cinderella.  And yes, pictures will be provided next week.

All answers can be found on the excerpt pages at top right.  Ready?  Set.....GO!

1)  Who does Elicia strip-tease for?

2)  Amy decided to surprise Matt in California after she receives what?

3)  Who initiated the cake incident, Kyle or Keri?

4)  What book is Gretchen reading when Joe loses his temper?

5)  What is Caitlyn's major?

Match the girls with the men:
Elicia                                                                           Troy
Amy                                                                            Bryan
Keri                                                                             Eric
Gretchen                                                                      Kyle
Caitlyn                                                                         Matt

Extra Bonus:
Who is the sexy male model on Endless Love's cover?
a) Gerard Butler
b) Robert Downey Jr
c) Fabio
d) Jimmy Thomas

Send your answers to and I'll pick a winner on Monday.  What's the prize?  A copy of Endless Love or your choice of my back list:)  There are enough references in each book so they don't necessarily have to be read in order, but isn't that more fun?  LOL!


Melissa Keir said...

I firmly believe that having books in your house and showing that you are a reader makes a huge difference in your children's reading habits! My kids loved to flip through magazines as children and would sit for hours just turning the pages.

Molly Daniels said...

Exactly:) I grew up with bookshelves in every room of the house (dad would keep a magazine or two in the bathroom), and was read to extensively as a child. I've tried to do the same with my own kids, having a bedtime story or, when they were younger, a nap time story or even story hour. Some of it rubbed off; my daughter now reads to my granddaughter (9 months old).