Sunday, December 10, 2017

Snow Day!

My friends and family are still repairing their homes after Hurricane Harvey, but this is Texas and we wake up Friday to a rare snow day. Look at these kindergarten faces...a mixture of delight (left and center) and brrrr-this-is-cold-when-are-we-going-back-in (extreme right). We aren't exactly prepared for this kind of weather; one boy wears the only coat he had---a suit jacket. But, man, do we ever have fun, making tiny snow angels and three-inch snowmen.

It is the first time our primary school children ever see snow, and it is a perfect day to share this recent arrival, Mouse Loves Snow. Poppa leads and little Mouse follows suit, as they sled and ice skate and build a snow house and make a snow-mouse-man. With hands and noses still glowing from their romp in our half-inch snowfall, the kids at my school delight in this book. "Mouse loves snow," the last line of the book reads, and the children chime in, "I love snow!" 


I will spend next week reading my last thirty Cybils nominees. Oh my! I can't believe I will read 357 books. That's a lot of books. 

I'm starting to work on a huge post about all the wonderful picture books and board books I read to share with you soon.

Now the hard part...choosing the best seven finalists. 

What are you reading today?

What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.


  1. 357 books! Great number of books, I haven't read that much in ... ever. :)
    Love the picture, looks like they had a lot of fun playing in the snow.

  2. That is a lot of books, and yes, shorter books, but there are pictures on which to gaze, too. Have fun! Love the snow picture.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I can only imagine the delight on the kids faces at seeing snow for the first time! An early Christmas present :)

  4. A snow day in Texas! It looks like it has snowed here in Santa Barbara, but it's just ash from the Thomas Fire. My car is packed and ready if we can an evacuation order.

  5. I'm with the kid on the far right! I'm not a fan! I don't think people up North or where they get snow all the time really understand how unprepared we are here. I was in South Mississippi Friday and we got 6 inches of snow - more than had ever been in recorded history. The whole area shut down! Love the sound of Mouse Loves Snow! It sounds like a great readaloud book. Have a great week!

  6. I love seeing all of the snow pictures! Unfortunately my city was one that didn't get any, so I'm really enjoying all of these pictures! Have a good week! :)

  7. Wow! That's a lot of snow! I'm sure that the kids really enjoyed it!

    Here’s my Sunday Post !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  8. Bahaha I'd be the kid on the far right. I hate the cold. But that's awesome for the kids who have never seen snow! HAve a great week :-)

  9. I too am finishing up with my Cybils books . We need to submit our favorites to our head judge by Wednesday. I haven't read all the books but have 8 unread books around the house that I want to at least spend a bit of time with, so I know what I will be doing the next few days! I love the snow picture. The cute, excited kids, and the one boy who doesn't know how to be cold!

  10. What is nice about your snow is that it will be gone in a couple of days. Here in Minnesota, it tends to last into April. We just got a dusting over the last few days which would be enough for me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  11. I had to come see what this was about, because I thought, "Snow day? In Texas?" Too cute!

  12. kids like snow but some of them looks cold :)

  13. I have a few more Cybils books to read / reread. I'm looking forward to getting to my remainder pile of books I purchased in 2017 but didn't get a chance to read. Come see what I'm reading.

  14. Ow look at those faces!! So cute. I love that. Here it's been snowing too, and very hard. We see snow here pretty much every year, but only in very small portions. Now there's snow everywhere. Unfortunately it will probably won't last long.
    Happy reading!

  15. I spent the snow day curled up with a good book. Later on I met a girlfriend for lunch at 528 Asian Bistro. Good food/good service.

  16. So fun for them! I don't miss it, but I know the kids love it.


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