A couple of weeks ago, I excitedly joined the team for Mesu Andrew's BOOK LAUNCH, coordinated by Tina Chen at mommynificent.com and since then, I've been waiting anxiously for a package to fill my mailbox.
On February 14th, Mesu Andrews gave her new book to me! It's cover is gorgeous with rich purple and golds and the artist caught a beautiful pair of eyes, making me love the main character's sweetness covered-up well by brave caution. I cannot wait to begin my new read!
Until I read Tina's link for Booknificent Thursday, I didn't know that February 14th was International Book Giving Day but will remember the gift given to me on this special day!
Sadly, I was not prepared to give away any books. I have bookcases in every room and could freely give many books away, but each time I dust the shelves, I am reminded of the joy I had in reading the book pulled off the shelf and add it to a basket to read real soon. Now, not only is my house full of bookshelves, but baskets rest in each room, overflowing with old favorites waiting to be read again!
We spent the day playing TOWN.
The room held a full-fledged layout with a bank, theater, jail, factory, home, church, garage, and so on. The children filled hours performing the business of daily chores they had seen their parents live. Play money was attained at the bank and spent everywhere around the room. I enjoyed listening to their conversations, their laws, the Scripture readings, and even the choice of movies (DVD) at the theater while enjoying real popcorn!
I was invited to join my husband and have adult conversation for a couple of hours, but I found our conversation was wrapped around our children, their play and the enjoyment I found hanging out with them.
I rushed back to the playroom for cleanup and tired good nights.