I started my Goodreads account years ago before babies were even part of the conversation let alone the equation. At the time, I created two separate accounts to keep my books separate from the children’s books in my collection (Why come you have children’s books with no children? you ask. Because my mom is a retired kindergarten teacher and passed down her classroom library. I’m a book nerd and knew we’d have children someday, so I hungrily took them and lovingly cataloged and stored them for future use.).
The time has come to join the two and keep track of the books Toby, Eleanor and Callista read as well, so my two accounts are now one.
For now, What Jenny Reads is a record of the books I’ve read and rated. If I’ve read it in the last few years, I also include spoiler-free reviews. I reviewed books on my blog for two years, and I may start again soon, but in the mean time, you can check out my super short reviews on Goodreads. I also keep track of up-and-coming reads using my To Read shelf.
My Children’s Books shelf is a record of all the children’s books we own. I haven’t rated or reviewed any of those yet, but I’m not sure I’m going to any time soon. What I think of those books doesn’t matter as much as what my kiddos think, and toddlers tend to change their opinions as often as we change their diapers.
So there you have it. A friendly heads up for those interested in what books cross through our house and which ones are here to stay. The button in my blog’s sidebar links directly to What Jenny Reads shelf on my account. From there, you can navigate to the Children’s Books shelf if that’s what you’re looking for. Give a holler if you’d be interested in seeing more bookish things cross your screen here, and I’ll work on getting back to more regular book talk.
Till then, happy reading!
Southern belle. (Tutu count: 3.)
Tackle-hugs x3! #triplets
What, you don't wear your socks as mittens? #outcold #ERFing
Happy kiddos! #triplets
NAILED IT. ☀
Boo ya! I was 4 books behind, but I've rallied! Onto book No. 30! #ABeautifulMess #amreading
Because I'm a total lightweight & don't parent while even slightly drunk, & because I finally found plain sparkling water (not club soda) - fizzy, no-rum mojito water FTW!
Eleanor. She's currently my most challenging child - fearless, doesn't listen to "no" & is very attached to me. For all the frustrations, she is joy defined. This face!
OBNOXIOUS. I doubt this is relevant to Gone Girl's story, so why the conception distinction? Do you ever see an IVF-mention for the random next-door singleton baby? (If it is relevant, I'll apologize for my rant.)
Keep your britches on, & try to refrain from telling me how much you loved or hated this book. I waited this long to read it because I didn't want to be swayed by ALL the hype. (Book No. 29 of 2013) #ABeautifulMess #amreading
Cleaning up the dinner mess while my brain visits Hogwarts. If I can't have a new book in my hands, I'm listening to an already-read book on audio. #amreading ⚡
Pizza sauce today. I dropped the messy ladle carrying it in from the grill. Will I ever learn? Probably not.
The summer sun is going to give me 3 tow heads.
"I working," Callista said. "I hiding," Eleanor said. "Playing with strings!" they both said. Sisters. I love being their mama.
I'll start book No. 28 of 2013 as soon as I'm done dicking around with #ABeautifulMess.
These guys are so at home on a farm. I love it. ☺
I think my basket was filled with strawberries minus 1 bite each. #triplets
Baby Pygmy goat minutes after being born! (Some sort of afterbirth was still hanging around, so ... avoid that area if you're squeamish.)
Looooove my library!
Don't be like me & miss out on this book for too long. WOW! (No real-book pic because I bought the Nook book. In fact, Nook/Kindle/etc. versions are still a steal at $3.99. Buy it!)