Monday, March 12, 2018

Board Games and Books!

I love board games. I have always loved board games. I have many fond memories of days spent playing Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Sorry, Card Games, and Yahtzee with my mom and brother. Occasionally, even my dad joined in on the fun. So it is no surprise that I have raised Emily on board games and cards. We often play Boggle, Trouble, or Uno, and recently, she received Clue for Christmas.

It took me a while to convince her that trying a new game would be fun, but this past weekend she decided it was time to try. She convinced her father to join our merry band and with instructions in hand we set out on a grand adventure. The rules were a little fuzzy as it has been years since I'd played, but after a while it all sorted itself out and, we had a wonderful time.

And as promised last week, I read the second book in my library pile by Tadgh Bentley titled Samson The Piranha Who Went to Dinner. I figured I would enjoy this story as much as I did Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups, but in actuality, I might have enjoyed it a bit more. Samson is a different Piranha and he wants to dine out. The problem is, all the other guests at the restaurants he tries, flee in terror when his disguises fail. That is until he finds a restaurant with some other fearsome looking fish like himself. In they end, they decide to open a restaurant of their own!

In honor of recently reaching the 5000 follower mark on Twitter, I also read Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds. I had no idea what this book would be about, and found it quite interesting. Nerdy Birdy and Vulture are total opposites but still manage to be best friends. That is until Nerdy Birdy becomes obsessed with Tweetster, gaining Tweetster friends, and posting pictures to Tweetster. Unfortunately in doing so, he hurts Vulture's feelings and has to figure out a way to make things better. A beautiful story showing that social media can be fun if it doesn't cause us to ignore the real world and our friends.

Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. Also be sure to drop by Literacy Musings Mondays for more great blogs as well as my personal website Fun With Aileen where you will find more on reading, writing, and my very own chapter and picture books. And finally, you can find me on twitter if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.


  1. I love your books this week. Expeciall Nerdy Berdy. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup this week.