1. Of course I’ll still participate with the linky – I think this simplifies life for you very much. Great idea!!!

    We bought The Book of Beasts and it arrived last week, by the way – can’t wait to read it to my kids!

  2. Oh, yes, the little ones do you leave you breathless, eh? Mine is 17 months old and I have no idea how we’re going to be able to start our homeschooling with my 5 yr old, because this little one is just such a handful! They keep me BUSY, so I completely understand. Thanks for keeping the linky up, this is such a fun meme!!! Thanks for your hard work and promoting reading aloud to children, it’s so much more important than most people realize!

  3. Like Mary, your Book of Beasts post inspired us — that’s what I wrote about today!

    Enjoy your breather today. I’ll look forward to your next batch of book recommendations.

  4. Amy,

    I’m sure the change will make life a lot easier. Twenty-four hours really does sound like a lot of time, but the hours move quickly and there are so many other really fun things you could be doing. I’ll be back next week to participate because I’m still taking my breather.

  5. I was impressed that you were finding the time! I’m scrambling SO MUCH MORE with three! =D Ahhh, the learning curve. Anyway….we’re in the middle of another read aloud and, of course I’ll still participate. When we finish our book. Eventually. I’m sure we will finish it. ;D

  6. The little ones do like to keep us on our toes (and exhausted) don’t they? I am glad you are still hosting no matter how you do it! :0) Thanks.

  7. Amy — thanks also for recommending The Rise of Mt Majestic. I checked it out of the library for myself, but Older Daughter scarfed it up and LOVES it. For the last two nights I’ve gotten full summaries and pleading requests to read just a little beyond lights-out so she can finish the chapter she’s on. This morning, I snapped a pic of her reading at the table, her neglected breakfast sitting untouched.

    Thanks so much for the heads-up on this one!

  8. Amy

    Janet–My eldest has read it this week, too. While her response hasn’t been quite as enthusiastic as your dd’s (she’s a bit on the young end for it, I think), she has enjoyed it. I’m so glad your dd loves it! 🙂 It is so much fun!

  9. A linky list is fine. I do a linky list for the meme I do on my blog. I wouldn’t have the extra time to do the links posts like you had been doing them either… as you see since I didn’t get my Thursday link done until late last night and posted it this morning… oh well, better late than never.

    I know what you mean about keeping ahead of the books. I was doing a challenge in which you read a book a week (called 52 books in 52 weeks) but they required a post about each of those 52 books and I am struggling just to find the time to read so I quit that challenge. I am still striving to read 100 books in 2011 but I am only done 29 and have to read 3 1/2 books a week now to get done. Thank goodness I can count school read-aloud books as well as personal reading. I may not get to 100 but I will try and I will get close! I am determined!

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