Stand-Out First Timers

BookPage recently showcased some stand-out, first-time novelists. These are the ones to keep your eyes on! Many have been discussed on the book blogs that I visit. Check out their list here.

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A Real Life Peter Brady

My son woke up the other day with a frog in his throat. This morning he woke up with a completely different voice. He’s not sick.. hasn’t been sick at all. My husband said his voice is changing. He just turned 10. I thought that happened in junior high! I remember the Brady Bunch episode about Peter’s voice changing. I always got a hoot out of that episode. Click here to see the clip.

Next week my daughter starts Kindie. It’s all happening so fast. I remember the infant stage. I was not a fan of it. Don’t get me wrong… holding your newborn infant is something that can never be matched with anything else, but I didn’t do any of it well. I was not one of those moms that could juggle the baby in the infant seat, a designer bag on her arm and look like she just walked out of the salon. I was the mom with spit-up on her shoulder and I had to have post-it notes on my steering wheel reminding me of stuff like a) don’t forget kid in car or b) make sure kid is strapped in. I had nightmares about leaving the baby in the shopping cart at Target. Get the picture?

So now, fast forward..here I am with a 5th grader and a Kindergartner! Today she is enjoying her first field trip (ever!) with her summer camp. The good thing is that my son is going too so he promised to keep an eye on her. They are going to Medieval Times where they will enjoy lunch and view a jousting tournament. They should have a blast! She is very excited about the school bus. My son is not so excited about the school bus as there is no AC but we won’t go there.

On a side note.. my son’s reading agreement with me is going well. We swapped some of the books around as he said they were not “readable” but he is on his last one and not complaining too much so I consider it a success! I am still reading Special Topics In Calamity Physics. It’s a long one and hard to get thru but I have to finish it by my book group meeting which is this Thursday. Wish me luck!

Chatting with friends about books and life…