Happened upon more "blog fuel". This time it is titled, "7 Quick Takes Friday". Make that Saturday and here goes...
I just read a fabulous book, Love, Ruby Lavender. If you are a fan of children's literature, I highly recommend it. It is like Fried Green Tomatoes for kids. Small southern town, lovable, quirky characters. To borrow from another book review I read:
"It is like sucking on butterscotch- smooth and sweet."
Love, Ruby Lavender includes correspondence between Ruby and her grandmother Eula. I adore books of letters. My all-time favorite is 84 Charing Cross Road with The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society a close second.
I am a complete Harry Potter geek. After polishing of all 4000+ pages of the seven-book series the last few months, I keep wondering why I jumped on the band-wagon so late. I purposely go out of my way to pass the theater just to see the HP 7, Part 2 movie poster. I could say I only do this for my kids but I would be lying. Daniel Radcliffe IS Harry and I am utterly in love with them both.
We have slipped into a nice summer routine. Up later, to bed later but just a bit. I have given my kids a list of things they need to accomplish every day. Dress, brush teeth and hair, read and say a prayer. It is basic enough to make us all happy.
We have a friend from Mexico living with us to learn English. Keep saying I will blog about it. She arrived almost two weeks ago. I promise to write about it soon.
Sam just got Rosetta Stone Japanese and is breathing down my back for the computer. Don't want to keep him waiting any longer so I will just hit "publish post" and be done.