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Slice of Life Tuesday: Spring Break Books

Slice of Life Small LogoI didn’t go anywhere for spring break. I’m home to clean, relax, and read. Yesterday I got most of my business done: phone calls, appointments for home maintenance, declutter tasks.

Today was my day to relax. What did I do? Well, it’s Tuesday. That means BOOK BIRTHDAYS! I drove to the local bookstore to shop. I’ve been waiting for Booked by Kwame Alexander since last November. I gathered The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle, I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, and In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and my adult title of the day). One of the clerks asked me if I needed a shopping bag. I replied, “No, thank you. If I have a shopping bag, I’ll go over budget. Carrying these keeps me safe.” She giggled at my logic. I giggled, too, but it was true.


There were lots of book birthdays last week and this week, as well as poetry month titles to keep me inside the bookstore. (Don’t worry; I wasn’t missing anything outside. The high temperature today was 46 degrees and it was windy.)

One surprise I didn’t expect was Going Places, by Peter and Paul Reynolds. This was a fabulous find! I cannot believe nobody recommended it to me yet. I’ve loved Peter Reynolds’ ish and The Dot since we discussed them in our Good to Great (#g2great) chats. I read this new title┬áright there at the display, and promptly placed it in my fully stacked arms. Off to the register!Books_GoingPlaces

Now all I have to do tonight is read. Go away! I’m busy. (He He)