Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birthday Books ;-)

I am dying to read The One and Only Ivan and use The Nighttime Novelist to begin working on my book - I have a few great seed ideas ;-)

I had an awesome birthday, even though this marks the milestone year of 30. This age frightens me, but to cheer up, I listened to Tim McGraw's "My Next Thirty Years" and remembered the wise saying that you are only as old as you feel.

Regardless of the feelings of doom about my age, I had a lot of fun, saw a lot of friends and family AND got some awesome books as gifts! Plus, I got loads of delicious treats from my culinary-gifted co-workers.

Thanks to Shawn, his mom and my friends at school I was able to get tons of new, exciting books!

A set of grammar books! ;-)


  1. Great site! You will love The One and Only Ivan! 30 is not so bad!

  2. Thank you so much! I am new to this, but enjoying it. Love all the good info I am learning from you also!

  3. Mary Jo, I read the book in one night. Absolutely loved it. So well-written. I am hoping for a Newbery win!