I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Stick It To 'Em: Playful Stickers to Color & Create and Being A Witch and Other Things I Didn't Ask For and Choices

Me - Today I am recommending Stick It To 'Em: Playful Stickers to Color and Create. This is a great sticker book. It comes with some ready made stickers, some stickers that you can color and some stickers that you can create yourself. This book is a lot of fun especially if you like art.

Me - Today I am recommending two books.

The first is Being A Witch and Other Things I Didn't Ask For by Sara Pascoe. This book is about Raya, a 14 year old English girl in foster care, who suddenly discovers she is a witch and accidentally sends herself back to Essex, England in the middle of the witch trials. This book with its short quick chapters is a very fast read. Although it's plucky heroine is not always admirable at first, it is fun to go along with her on her journey to becoming a better person.
The second book is Choices by J.E. Laufer. This book is novelized version of Laufer's famiy's escape from Communist Hungary when Laufer was a baby. For some people, including Laufer's family, the end of World War II didn't make things better, it just brought new problems. Her parents felt like they had no choice but to try escape to a better place with their two small children even though they knew being caught could mean instant death. If you want to read a book about the aftermath of the war that doesn't really get too deeply into the horrors of the war, this book is a good choice. The book is very intriguing and even though you know ultimately the family makes it out, it will keep you reading and waiting to know how they make their escape. Ultimately, the book is uplifting and focuses more on the good people they meet along the way, than the evil they are escaping from. All and all, it's a fast paced exciting read.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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