Friday was a lot of fun. The pixie'd been begging us all summer to take her to the George Washington Carver National Monument, just a little ways southeast of here. Odysseus took the day off Friday, and we went.*
It was a really great spot to explore. They've got a lot of hands-on stuff at the visitor's center (including a reproduction of a one-room schoolhouse), and a 3/4 mile walking trail around the Carver farm.
And then we went to a used bookstore. Both kids had gotten into The Magic Treehouse book series, and we found several (and several nonfiction companion books). Got them a stack of books about 8" high.
(You know you've done things right when the kids are jumping and excited when you pull into a bookstore parking lot, then settle down and make a bee-line straight for their section at a fast walk.)
Didn't get any for the adults, though. We're gonna have to limit us to the KU subscription we've got.
That said, we've got a lot of choice.
We recently read Jim Curtis's latest, and I finished Dorothy Grant's latest, last night (and will likely spring for a copy when the budget permits). Next up:
First one's a short story/novella, second is the first in a two-book (so far) series. I plan to read both books, because the concept looks really fun.
L. A. Behm
Not my usual fare--I typically do NOT like other women, even in stories--but...pirates. Hopefully getting their asses kicked.
Lot of others that are interesting, but I can't afford to purchase, given that both my and my other half's headphones failed within days of each other, and they're not KU.
*I've been paying for it since, but it was worth it. But now, I need books for me.
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