We’ve reached the end of February, which also means that we have reached the end of BLOB. I have gotten rid of nearly 250 books this month and only brought about 6 new ones into the house, so I would say that it was pretty successful! I have no idea at this point whether I’ve won or not, Nicole and I are pretty much involved in a death match at the moment. I’ll have to make one more pass over my shelves and see if I can beat her.
I haven’t participated in the Sunday Salon in awhile, I know. We’ve been pretty busy. Part of that was my parents visiting and my husband redoing both of our bathrooms, but part of that was just Daniel. He’s 8 months now; just a couple of days before he turned 7 months he started crawling. Well, he wasn’t happy with just crawling for more than a few days. Very soon he started pulling up on anything and everything. Now he’s walking along holding onto the couch or table and even frequently letting go of everything and just trying to stand. He is so determined to walk! Then we’re really going to be in trouble.
Actually, Daniel also started swim lessons this week. I don’t know if he was just really used to the water from the bath or what, but he was much more interested in the other babies than in what was happening in the water. Here’s the video of him in the water with his daddy, he did NOT want to blow bubbles:
For some reason my reading week seemed really slow this week. I think it was because I’ve been dragging through the audio of Canterbury Tales for a couple of weeks already and still have a decent way to go. I actually had a really good reading week, though, which I didn’t realize until this morning, because I forgot about some stuff I’d read early in the week (not because the books were forgettable, just because I have no concept of days and weeks anymore without looking at a calendar.
Here’s what I finished:
And what I reviewed:
I also had a really, really great guest post from Melanie Benjamin as part of the Literary Road Trip.