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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery Book 1)
agatha chocolats
A Catered Wedding
Isis Crawford
The Murder at the Vicarage
Agatha Christie
The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don't Lose Your Constitutional Rights--Learn Them!
Sean Patrick
Delicious and Suspicious
Riley Adams
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
Black River Falls
Jeff Hirsch
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Magic and Macaroons
Bailey Cates
Six Geese A-Slaying
Donna Andrews

Tandem Jumping and Reading


This is a picture of my, at the time, 4-year-old daughter. She had a project where she had to take pictures of herself with different types of transportation. We thought outside the box and went to the airport where we used to watch (they moved locations to a bigger airport) the skydivers. The people who jumped and taught jumping were fabulous. The man is Dave. He was an instructor (he may still be). You have to be 18 to actually go up in the plane and jump out, but a picture, we could do this. She was hooked up like she was an actual tandem skydiver. I recently got this out and was looking at it and I thought, children learn reading best when we sit and read to them. Pointing the words and the pictures. Asking them questions as we go. Then letting them read to us and helping them along the way. Listening to them. Then graduating them to reading books and talking with them about what they read. Who would have thought this old picture would mean so much? I know that I loved reading to my girls when they were little. Telling them stories and talking about what they were reading. Even now, I still try to read what they read and talk about the story.