Sunday Funday: Spouses Who Don’t Read #Marriage #Reading #Husbands #Wives #Spouse #Bibliophile

Raise your hand if you are married (or dating/in a relationship) to someone who does not read…

 

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If you are in the same boat I am…welcome aboard!  If you happen to be in a relationship where the two of you enjoy reading, well, la-di-da (KIDDING, but I am super jealous!!!!!).

I will say, my husband is supportive of my reading and he doesn’t give me (too much) crap about it.  When we go out in our travel trailer he will even take the kids out so I can get a few hours in, alone, of reading time in the outdoors.  I get the occasional…why are you buying another book, you have so many already…but then I also get the, hey I saw this book you need to read it (few & far between)

I also enjoy sliding a book into our Amazon account.  He has turned into an Amazon freak!  He is always buying something!  I have started to place some books I really, really, really, REALLY want in the cart (thanks to all of your freakin’ amazing reviews I read daily) and I just leave them there.  When he goes to buy something he just leaves it there and VOILA, new book!  Just remember, technically *I* didn’t buy it…he could have taken it out of the cart, but he kept it in and bought it.  I just have happened to be putting in all pre-orders so I have yet to physically get a book…I am going to be surprised when they all finally show up, hahahaha.

I would love it if my husband would pick up a book and read, but for now at least I’m enjoying getting lost in a good book.  Anyone else out there like me?  What do YOU do?

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Sunday Funday: Barnes & Noble Summer Reading For Kids @BNBuzz #Summer #KidsReading #FreeBook

If you have a child that is in grades 1-6 this post is for you!  Share this with anyone who my have a child in these grades, it’s a fun summer activity for the kids to do!  It’s simple…here is what to do straight from the Barnes & Noble website (and YES, the links WORK)!

 

1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (download here in either English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.

2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between August 1st and August 31st, 2019. Click here to find a Store.

3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured in the journal.

 

That’s it!  Just follow the directions above (originally found here).  I have 2 little ones so I will be printing out the journal for them and going on some library runs this summer!  Will you be partaking in this activity with your kids??

Sunday Funday! Bestselling Books The Year You Were Born!

It’s Sunday.  Time to relax and take a break from reading by doing something reading related, haha.  I recently came across this website on Facebook and I thought this was the COOLEST thing ever!

There’s an article that Mental Floss did recently called What Was the Bestselling Book the Year You Were Born? Wordery’s Online Tool Tells You and they tell you exactly that!

Simply click on the link above (it will open in a new window) and type in your age!  Then it will tell you what the bestselling book was that year!  I was born in 1984 and my book is…

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The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum.  Here’s the synopsis…

It begins in Geneva. There, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: ‘The generals…they’re back…Aquitaine!’

Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world’s most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the darkest corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he’d long left behind. And only Converse, and the woman he once loved and lost, can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine…

I love thrillers and this spent 12 weeks as a New York Times Bestseller.  I plan on reading this book sometime in the near future, I just think it would be a cool thing to do!  What book was the bestseller the year you were born??