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In my bunker complex under the Saskatchewan Crust, reading the days away.

Currently reading

The Circle
Dave Eggers
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
Patrick Rothfuss
Progress: 224/698 pages
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin
Controversial Essays
Thomas Sowell

Baa Baa! (Noisy Peekaboo! Series)

Noisy Peekaboo Baa! Baa! [With Lift the Flap Sounds] - Dawn Sirett, Rachael Parfitt, Dave King Yay, Costco find! I wish I had this book (and series) while I was working with the tots in speech therapy the last two years. Perfect for attending to pictures, answering "wh" questions, bulding vocab of nouns, adjectives, and prepositions, understanding + using negation words, making animal sounds, identifying objects in pictures, etc.
Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living - Nick Offerman I couldn't separate Nick Offerman from wanting him to be Ron Swanson, and unfortunately would have preferred a Swanson libertarian-themed book to Offerman's preachy left-wing manifesto.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. - Adelle Waldman Fantastic writing - such an accurate and ugly depiction of today's ivy league and feminism-wrought adults in the modern dating scene. Nate is a loathsome character; a single New Yorker in his early 30s, neurotic, hyper-critical, petty, jealous, and lacks any sense of selflessness when it comes to relationships, whether romantic or general friendship. Everything I dislike about modern young people's feel-good liberalism is embodied in Nate and his circle of friends' rampant narcissism and hypocrisy. Lord help us if this brand of youth ever becomes the cultural majority.

Fangirl

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell Even after this sweet novel I'll still probably never see the appeal of fanfiction. And I am someone who went to a few of the midnight releases for Harry Potter and then spent the next day blitzing through the books, so I'm no stranger to (low level) obsessive reading behavior.

But Rainbow Rowell's writing is 5 stars forever and beyond Her books are automatic purchases for me now.

Made-For-TV

Accidents Happen: A Novel - Louise Millar

Just the right amount of camp and thriller, making it circa 1990's Lifetime Movie Network worthy (said without mockery or a snicker).

Randy Glasbergen

"Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you’ll find an edge to cut you. I looked into my own darkness. I knew what it was to be trapped, and to watch ruination. Each day the memories weigh a little heavier. Each day they drag you down that bit further. You wind them around you, a single thread at a time, and you weave your own shroud, you build a cocoon, and in it madness grows. The lights pulsed beneath my fingers, ebbing and flowing to the beat of my voice. You sit here with your yesterdays queuing at your shoulder. You listen to their reproach and curse those that gave you life."
Prince of Thorns  - Mark  Lawrence

― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

"But it is curious how you can see that an idea is absolutely true and correct and yet not believe it deeply enough to act on it."
Almost No Memory - Lydia Davis

― Lydia Davis, Almost No Memory

When My Baby Dreams of Fairy Tales

When My Baby Dreams of Fairy Tales - Adele Enersen It's definitely self-indulgent in concept, and the story is non-existent. But the photos were executed well.

Bedtime Nursery Rhymes

Bedtime Nursery Rhymes - Parragon I love all of the finger play songs/rhymes included among the classics. My child is now daily inundated with hand motions.

From Rattles to Writing: A Parent's Guide to Hand Skills

From Rattles to Writing: A Parent's Guide to Hand Skills - Barbara A. Smith A GREAT guide for developing children's cognitive, visual, and motor skills for reading and writing. Lots of great games, toys, and activities provided for fostering these areas.

Strengthsfinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now Discover Your Strengths

StrengthsFinder 2.0 - Tom Rath (Needed to read it so I'd know what to write for my therapist profile on the company website.) Completely agree with the premise that too much focus is put on fixing our weaknesses rather than strengthening our specific talents.

The Selective Mutism Resource Manual

The Selective Mutism Resource Manual - Maggie Johnson I have a new child on my caseload with this anxiety disorder, and not having had any training in this during graduate school I needed to do my own research on how to create a treatment plan. This manual is incredibly comprehensive and offers so many practical plans to implement in therapy. I have four or five books on the topic and this one by far the most useful.

Matched (Matched Trilogy Series #1)

Matched (Matched Trilogy Series #1) - The second coming of The Hunger Games, this isn't. I probably would have enjoyed the story more if I hadn't bought into the early hype.

The Lonely Polygamist

The Lonely Polygamist - It was about 200 pages too long, and the story lost steam halfway through. Too bad, it had a great start.

The Queen of Attolia (Thief of Eddis)

The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #2) - Megan Whalen Turner It's always a treat when the the second book in a series is better than the first.