Our Week in Books #4

Lots of books added to the shelves this week, including six lovely review books that I’m really looking forward to sharing. I need to grab all my review books in a pile and start getting those review written, I still have a pile from last year and now this year is gathering steam which is lovely but I do need to catch up.

This time last year we’d gained 77 books and I’d spent £84, so I am very proud of myself for only spending £10.29 so far this year. I very almost got a batch of books from The Book People but then the girls of the house needed some new clothes and shoes so that was my book budget gone!

I’m going slowly but steady with reading picture books to the children. I don’t think I’ll make 300 in 5 months like last year but I’m not rushing. It’s lovely seeing the progress that other people are making in the #300PBs challenge though, everyone is taking it at a pace that suits their family life 🙂

A better week this week than last, although I’ve been so tired the last few days but that’s ‘self-inflicted’ because I went to a friend’s house for chatting and drinks. However, in the first half of the week I got some good decluttering done and I have a flexible plan in place for the next few weeks.

It’s the second week with Mighty-Girl in after-school clubs and Brownies, which has been hard work with tiredness. MG’s gone from no outside-school activities to two after-school clubs, one lunchtime club, and Brownies. She’s doing board games, French and gymnastics, and loving them all. She adores Brownies, but it ends at 7pm and she then needs about 2hrs down time before sleeping but it’s Thursday and she’s also got two clubs on the Friday so she is exhausted. It’s hard, but I don’t want to take things she enjoys away from her.

Destructo-Girl doesn’t get to do any clubs yet because they’re not offered until Year 1, and she’s got more than two years until Brownies. She really wants to do things though, so it’s hard on her too. I’m doing pick-up swaps with my friend whose children are in the same years and the same clubs so we either collect the younger ones at 3pm or the older ones at 4pm. If I need to pick up DG on her own she’s really sad: “I don’t want to be on my own”, she wants to be with her sister or friends.

I still owe loads of comments, but I’ll try to grab a batch of time this evening or tomorrow to go through and sort that out. Right now I promised the laptop to MG and it’s time to make lunch!

Books added to shelves: 10
Who’s Hiding – Satoru Onishi (2nd hand from charity shop)
Not Last Night But The Night Before – Colin McNaughton & Emma Chichester Clark (2nd hand from charity shop)
Hubert Horation Barton Bobton-Trent – Lauren Child (2nd hand from charity shop)
Rise of the Wolf (Wereworld #1) – Curtis Joblin (2nd hand from charity shop)
Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party – Lucy Coats & Chris Mould (review book from Nosy Crow)
There’s a Dinosaur in my Bathtub – Catalina Echeverri (review book from Bloomsbury)
Dino-Mummy – Mark Sperring & Sam Lloyd (review book from Bloomsbury)
Cuckoo – Fiona Roberton (review book from Hachette)
Mortimer Keene: Ghosts on the Loose – Tim Healey & Chris Mould (review book from Hachette)
The Quirks in Circus Quirkus – Erin Soderberg & illus Kelly Light (review book from Bloomsbury)
Cumulative: 17

Library books borrowed: none
Cumulative: none

Books removed from shelves: none
Cumulative: 5

Read 52 books finished this week:
Started reading The Queen of Dreams – Peter Hamilton

Year progress: 25/365 = 6.8%
300 Picture Book progress: 51/300 = 17.0%
Read 52 progress: 3/52 = 5.8%

300in2014 A reading challenge from http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup

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