Reading List Summary, May 2015

Mom's List
The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons (Heather A. Slomski)
Oggie Cooder (Sarah Weeks)
Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)

Jack's List

EJ's List
Invasion of the Ufonuts (Laurie Keller)
April Fool's Day (Carolyn Keene)
Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild! (Herman Parish)
May Magic (Ron Roy)
Paddington Helps Out (Michael Bond)
The Secret of the Old Clock (Carolyn Keene)
Rascal (Ellen Miles)
The Calder Game (Blue Balliet)
The Vanishing Coin (Kate Egan)
Oggie Cooder (Sarah Weeks)
The Super-Scary Night Thingy (Johnathan Rand)
Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery (David A. Adler)
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown (David A. Adler)
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Jarrett J. Korsoczka)
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians (Jarrett J. Korsoczka)
The Flower Show Fiasco (Carolyn Keene)

Olivia's List
Bunny Double, We're in Trouble! (Dan Gutman)
Mr. Jack Is a Maniac! (Dan Gutman)
Zoos (Jason Cooper)
How Animals See Things (Allan Fowler)
Firefighters (Chris Oxlade)
The Upside-Down Sloth (Fay Robinson)
Mrs. Lane is a Pain! (Dan Gutman)
From Rubber Tree to Tire (Ali Mitgutsch)
Types of Maps (Mary Dodson Wade)
How A Book is Made (Carol Greene)
From Oil To Gas (Shannon Zemlicka)

2015 Reading Challenge - May Update

Just a little update on my 2015 Reading Challenge.  I'm really enjoying the challenge of reading from these categories.  Of course I've been avoiding some of the bigger challenges, but I do have a few fun options lined up for a couple summer reads.

#9 - A book published this year
The Rosie Effect

#10 - A book written by someone under 30
The Opposite of Loneliness

#11 - A book set in a different country
Dispatches From the Edge

#12 - A graphic novel
This One Summer

#13 - Non-fiction
Shaking the Family Tree

#14 - A book that became a movie
Still Alice

#15 - A book set in high school
The Duff

#16 - A book written by an author with you same initials
The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons

#17 - A book with antonyms in the title
Big Little Lies

#18 - A book that takes place in your hometown
Oggie Cooder (kids book that takes place in my current city)
Scoop (memoir set in my state)

I know it's a little late in the year, but if you're interested in taking on the challenge, you can download the list of categories here).


So, my friend Sandy and I went on an adventure to see these two great guys who are also amazing friends!

We sat super close...

and were very excited!

Meeting Andy and Anderson (even just for a few minutes), was so incredibly cool.  We had a little wait time in line and Sandy even got to ask Anderson a question.  My big line as I shook his hand was Hi!  I was just a little starstruck.  I felt much more at ease with Andy though (who I thought was going to make me nervous but instead put me totally as ease).

We ate amazing food at Stephanie Izard's restaurant, Little Goat Diner.  This is my breakfast for dinner.

And then we had an amazing breakfast at Fabio Vivani's Siena Tavern.  Unfortunately, neither chef made an appearance, but the food was incredible!

Sometimes, a girls's weekend is very needed.  After this trip, we decided that having experiences together is the perfect gift for each other.  No more gifts, just time spent together and fun!