Hi all! It's been a very busy, but fun weekend!! We took the kids to a technical vocation day yesterday in Doesburg and they got to do a whole bunch of fun stuff. They got to simulate fixing a water heater, they got to put together battery operated stuff like lamps, fans, alarms using connectors and battery packs and switches, they got to build bird houses (which they got to keep) and make their own buttons, and necklaces and pen holders, etc. Lots of hands on stuff. They had a blast! Then today was kids book week party at the library. It was pretty dead because there is a circus in town and apparently everyone went there instead of to the library, but that meant the kids got to do everything without waiting in line. They got to sing karaoke (which the people running it were REALLY impressed with Bug...she's got quite a good little voice for a 7 year old. I'd be ecstatic to get one like her if I were still teaching music), get their faces painted, make bookmarks, do a scavenger hunt, etc. This year's theme was sports and games, so they had a little basketball court set up outside for kids to play and all the games had to do with sports and games. There was a story time, too. And Bug's best friend was there as well, so they had a blast together. Now it's back to the busy school and work routine. *sigh*
My hometown got SLAMMED this weekend with snow. They got over a foot in 24 hours and several inches of accumulation. THey had to close all the roads on Friday and most businesses shut down. A lot of people were without power. My dad got his power back, but he said yesterday that his furnace hadn't kicked on yet, and his friend emailed me to tell me they were doing what they could to get to him, but the main highway is closed and even if they could get the 6 miles on that highway to the turnoff road, the turnoff roads are all blocked and impassable. All the roads are still closed...or they were earlier today when I looked it up. So dad is still stuck. All my friends have been posting about how grocery stores are out of everything because supply trucks haven't been able to get through since Thursday, so things like bread, milk, potatoes are non-existent at the moment. School should be back in session tomorrow though if they get all the roads open again.
Lynne, can I mention that I HAVE the book when I get it? And once I've read it, can I post how much I love it and recommend it to everyone if I don't post any spoilers? Or do you not want anyone to know pre-orders got it early?
I am so sorry about the 3 star rating!! How could they do that! Has it been taken down? I don't see any reviews on it, so they must have. Hopefully no one saw it!!
As for the reaction, I'm betting once the 3rd book comes out, more will read it. A lot of people don't want to get started on series right now when they will have to wait for the rest of the books.
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