Is it too early to be thinking about summer?
I always get stuck with my sister's two kids so I personally have been dreading the idea since... March maybe?
Although this morning I reminded myself that one plus of having them both here is that I won't have to wash as many dishes since I leave them for their parents to take care of. Their kids their dishes.
Of course; now I'm thinking of the other messes these two make that no one bothers to clean up. Food on the walls and floors, toys (and everything else) that they don't even play with everywhere, somehow my towel always ends up on the bathroom floor.
Don't get me started on the bathroom.
And these are not small children. The phrase "they should know better by now" comes to mind often, but apparently not. Run amok no one cares.
Sadly I always wanted to be the "fun aunt" like in all those kids books but unfortunately that dream died when their mother decided to use me (and my parents) as doormats. She's a pro at the "You don't mind?" You know, when someone asks if you don't mind something fully knowing that even if the answer is yes you still have to do it.
It also doesn't help that every time I try doing something with them I end up getting hit in the face with something.
Alright, sorry. Best to get that out now before they break me. Again. Top flaw of being freelance and working from home.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel though, I'll be spending two weeks in Europe in August. So YAY!
There was a point to this post, the reading challenge!
This year I'm giving plenty of notice. Last year it was kind of sudden.
The story behind it:
So many years ago, (maybe four) I was invited to join a summer reading challenge, which I loved so much that I was always looking for someone to do it again or something like it.
When I didn't find any I decided to look into it and discovered that the original blog that first hosted it no longer exists, like click on the link and get weird car ads, non-existing. I thought maybe the blogger (her name is Kate) just decided to change blogs but nope. If she did I didn't find any trails leading to her.
I loved doing this challenge so much that I hope she won't mind me taking it and giving it another home.
And inviting others to join in.
The challenge: Read a book for every category.
The categories are:
1. One Book Recommended By A Friend.
2. One Book That Has Been Sitting On Your Shelf For Over A Year.
3. One Book That Is Being Turned Into A Movie
4. One Book From Your To Be Read List.
5. One Book You've Never Heard Of.
6. One Classic.
7. One Book You Started But Never Finished.
8. One New Release.
9. One Book That Is Outside of Your Typical Genre.
10. One Chunkster (400+ Pages).
BONUS: One Book You Read A Long Time Ago And Don't Remember.*
Challenge runs June 3 to September 3.
I'd love it if you'd join me!
Just leave links with the books you plan on reading in the comments. I'll add an official link up if enough people show interest.
List of course are not set in stone and can be changed. And as for where you're making these list it can be anywhere you want, if you can share a list of books go for it.
*I know a lot of people don't like rereading, and got a few comments on that category last year so I decided to make it a bonus for anyone interested.*