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Saturday Snapshot

Today, I'm once again participating in Saturday Snapshot, which is hosted by West Metro Mommy ReadsI took the kids to the library today. Here's their stash!


And one more book I picked out for C. He's already halfway through but didn't want his picture taken!


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  1. That is a very eclectic mix of books. Love the reading picture.

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    1. LOL! Yes it is! The pet books are because we're actually considering a new pet and doing some research. The others were just random choices while browsing at the library. :-)

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  2. The reading picture is great, and it's wonderful to see people taking their children to the library and encouraging them to read - earlier this week I was shocked to overhear a woman telling her child she wasn't wasting money on a book!!! My Snapshot is very late due to computer problems http://chriscross53.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/mushroomy-things.html

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    1. I am the opposite, going a bit overboard with the books for the kids. But I love reading so much that I want them to love it too.

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  3. I love finding new books at the library- glad your kids do too. Great picture of your son.

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  4. You guys considering a rodent pet? I highly recommend hamsters. We've had two and LOVED them both. It takes a while to get them used to you at first, but then they are great and love to be held. Also, they are very clean - only go to the bathroom in one corner of their cage and rarely when out (as opposed to guinea pigs who I've heard poop everywhere!)

    Good luck and enjoy the books!

    Sue
    Book By Book

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