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Book Fair Fun and Moby is Stalking Me

Last night I worked the school’s book fair. I always have a fun time doing it and as you can see, my little “helper” had fun too. Fifty-five bucks later…

Anyway, after completing the Moby Dick Monday read-along, I’ve noticed Moby everywhere I look. The movie has been on a few times and I’ve seen several newish versions of the book that I haven’t seen before AND the names Ishmael and Ahab keep making their way into my daily conversation.

Last night I came across this version at the book fair:  

Yes, it’s geared towards the younger reader but the illustrations are wonderful:

Look at him. He’s staring at me. That’s the Ahab that I know and love. The one that haunts me. Um, yeah.

I’m thinking of taking on another classic. I haven’t decided which one yet. The list is long and my review pile beckons me but as soon as I’m caught-up, I’ll come up with a short list, and then a short-short list because half the fun of reading it figuring out what to read next.

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Please Feed Her and other stuff…

Yesterday was the first day of school. My daughter is going into 1st grade and my son is entering the 6th grade. Last year she had the daycare folks help her buy lunch, etc. This year she is on her own and my son has a different lunch period so he can’t help her either.

So yesterday, in preparation for this, I sent her with the following:

  • A snack for her backpack.
  • A baggie with her lunch money in it because I could not find the lunch lady to add money to her lunch account.
  • I gave her verbal reminders. Make sure you get your money. Make sure you BUY your lunch because they have this “play first” rule and I could totally see her forgetting to get her lunch.

My husband said I was making a big deal out of it. So…what do you think happened? Any guesses?

Yep, she forgot to take her money out of her backpack and went to lunch! Somehow she got a lunch, probably because they thought she was a charity case or that her Mommy was a slacker and did not give her any cold hard cash. In other words, they probably felt sorry for her.

Did she get her PIN # for her lunch account?? Yes! She wrote it down and then promptly left it on the counter. So today, I was tempted to pin a note to her shirt saying something like “please feed this child.” Instead, I sent my son with a check and he is going to deposit it to her account and get the PIN #.

So at the end of the day she was crabby. VERY crabby and I had a ton of “back to school” paperwork to complete so then I was crabby too. I hope today goes better.

On a book note, because there is always a book note… I finished two great books but I promised to review them closer to their release date so I am “review-less” for the week unless I read something between now and Sunday that is not an ARC.

I also wanted to say “Thank You” for nominating me for Book Blogger Appreciation Week’s Most Chatty category. Yeah I talk, and talk and talk but I’ll make a sincere effort to tighten things up a bit. I just cannot believe I was nominated for anything so thanks!