Friday, June 30, 2017

The Flippin Weekend

For the record, I have nothing against Monday through Friday. I'm on a school year work schedule so every summer day is the weekend ;) I'm always reaching for those clever blog post titles though.

We went to Camp Lejeune yesterday so the boys could have a pool day. D has been begging since school let out to swim. He could live in the water. I blame that Pisces sign :) I caught some great action shots off the diving board. The Flippin Weekend seemed a fitting blog title with all their stunts. I earned some major mom points for thinking to take those pictures :) Boys are awesome!

Of course, I sat pool side with my book. Finally getting to the raved about book, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I'm 40 pages in and, so far, I'm liking it. I'm not quite sure why I put it off so long. I think I hesitate with historical fiction for some reason. Don't get me wrong, I like every historical fiction book I read. Maybe I feel it's a big investment to digest all the information or it might be boring. I can't quite put my finger on it. But, I trust all the readers who commented that this was a very good book. I will let you know my opinion in a week :)

Hope you all have a Happy 4th! I'm a little confused on when this holiday starts. Do we start now or wait until Tuesday to celebrate?? Based on our island traffic, I think people are starting this weekend. Be safe and make good choices!

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  1. Once again, I'm the only person I know who didn't love that book. It was *fine* but I didn't adore it. Interested to hear your thoughts!

  2. YAY for pool days!!! I could sure use one. I just knew we'd have access to a pool when we moved to CA, but I was soooo wrong. Sadness! I'm not a reader, but when I do it's romance...LOL No historical fiction for this girl. I think with the 4th falling on a Tuesday it's super confusing as to when the celebrating begins. I wish my husband was off Monday and we were having a 4 day weekend. Y'all enjoy!!!

  3. I say, celebrate all weekend! I loved The Nightingale! I cried so hard that at some points I had to stop reading because I couldn't see through my tears. It's one of those books that will always stay with me. I've given it to a few people too. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  4. I think everyone is celebrating all weekend long. Looks like you had a great, relaxing day at the pool!

  5. You can't go wrong with a pool day!!!

  6. I can't wait for this stage when the kids can be a bit more independent in the pool so I can read! Did you ever read Sarah's Key when it came out like a decade ago? It is historical fiction, and I liked the mystery of it.