Adirondack Chairs and an essay from the NYT on liking YA books

A thoughtful friend sent me this link and I am in love with the colors – perfect for the porch, patio, yard – love these chairs! http://www.archiesisland.com/pages/archies-story

Grab a pitcher of lemonade, cloudy or otherwise and a good book. Here is a piece in the NYT about other adults who like YA… The Kids’ Books Are All Right Here is an excerpt:

. . . → Read More: Adirondack Chairs and an essay from the NYT on liking YA books

Great Summer Activities for the Whole Family

There are so many good resources for things to do with your kids – Here are a few I like and really use.

Parents Connect – A well-organized easy to navigate site (from nickelodeon) that shows activities and events (on-going and special) by area – even by neighborhoods. Great listings and ideas.

Daily Candy Kids – I like the regular newsletter (for me!) and the . . . → Read More: Great Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Tall Tales by Karen Day

So on with my Young Adult fiction read-a-thon. Just read Tall Tales by Karen Day – – her first novel and it was wonderful.  Here is a summary:

Meg has a secret…actually it is the family’s secret. Her father is an alcoholic.  Meg makes up elaborate stories so that people won’t come over and set him off or see him drunk.  The whole family has . . . → Read More: Tall Tales by Karen Day

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes

What am I going to do with all of these tomatoes?

Fields of Greens – Annie Somerville

Well, I would eat them plain (with salt is heaven) but I think I need to share with the other members of my family who won’t eat them that way.

. . . → Read More: Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes