Cuter Than The Tequila Worm, I Give You The Book Worm

Leaving our little neighborhood library yesterday afternoon and mastering the walking while reading thing.

It seems like yesterday I was beotching about Miss C’s penchant for horror theme chapter books with freaking rabid hamsters (see also freaky rabid hamsters…eh same difference) depicted on the cover. Well, it was last month.

Suddenly a light bulb has gone off in her lovely little blonde head. Suddenly she is reading chapter books like NOBODY’S BIDNESS and for the most part she is branching out from her love of horror theme chapter books with rabid hamsters depicted on the cover. Oh happy day mama’s gonna fill up the Amazon wish list with every chapter book series her sweet child devours.

On Wednesday after school we made a quick pit stop at the grocery store. Miss C had a new book from the school library and read the entire drive home from school to store and back again and, get this, did not put the book down when we got out of the car but read her book the entire time we grocery shopped, gripping my arm occasionally like a teetery old woman who needed steadying while I tried to remember what I was forgetting, speaking of old woman (oh MILK….that’s right…duh).

Jumping on the coattails of this bibliophile mania, I took both girls to our local library after school yesterday. They each chose five and I chose two. As a side note, you know you are a nerd if you use your iPhone to reference your friend’s blog to see what the heck she is reading because you can barely remember what day it is, much less the names of any books you’ve been wanting to read (see also old woman brain mention in previous paragraph.)

Miss CĀ  read more than 100 pages of her latest Geronimo Stilton book from the local library just last night, a mouse newspaper mogul who is apparently like the Indiana Jones of rodents, and we were gone from 5 to 7:30 for dinner at a fancy restaurant (Sonic) and a cultural event (2nd grade school play in which all the kids dressed up like super heroes.)

I think we’ve caught a book worm.


What chapter books do your kids like? Miss C is also into Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Fairy Realm, and Candy Fairies, which I reviewed recently.

Disclosure: I have linked to my Amazon affiliate account in this post, which I joke about because I think I’ve made 82 cents from it in the past year.


  1. Blonde Mom says:

    Hey mah friend. Well our library is very small so there wasn’t a ton to choose from but I went with two authors you have mentioned. I got Summer Island by Kristin Hannah and Peony in Love by Lisa See. I’m also reading my mom’s copy of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

    Book nerds unite!!

    My problem is I read SOOOOO much during the day for regular work, not to mention trying to still stop by and read blogs, so it’s tough to get into the groove.

  2. Meredith says:

    The Geronimo Stiltons ARE funny!

    What a fun and special time for you. Is there anything better than a kid who loves to read?!?

  3. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins says:

    Well, at least you’re a high-tech geek. I don’t have an iPhone, so I periodically write out books on my “to read” list (from Goodreads or Shelfari – yes, I have both, SHUSH) and stuff the paper in my purse. Cuz its the worst feeling to drag two little kids to the library, bribe them appropriately to NOT pull all the ‘big people books’ off the shelf and then stand there like an idjit not being able to remember any books you actually want to read.

    My kids are still little enough to be entertained by board books, so sorry, I don’t have any suggestions for ya…
    .-= Colleen – Mommy Always Wins´s last blog ..So what was that quote about life…and plans…? =-.

  4. Mary @ The Writer's Block says:

    OK–love this post. Miss C reminds me of myself at her age.

    AND, I want to get into a book-reading groove with you. Lately my problem is falling asleep when I finally sit down to read.

    AND, may I remind you that you have made 82 cents more with your Amazon affiliate links than I have with mine. šŸ™‚
    .-= Mary @ The Writer’s Block´s last blog ..I Guess I’m On a Break =-.

  5. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Oh I think we’ll have to check out those Candy Fairy books – both Abby and Hannah are huge fans of the Rainbow Magic books which also deal with fairies. šŸ™‚

    Abby has been into the American and Michigan Chillers books, plus Vet Volunteers.

    Hannah likes Puppy Place books plus she’s gone through just about every non-fiction book related to dogs at our library over the past year.
    .-= Deb – Mom of 3 Girls´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday #141

  6. Beth Monson says:

    That is SO awesome! My 9 y.o. and 7 y.o. boys LOVE Goosebumps, too! Some of them are a little, er… ya know… like the “freaking rabid hampsters” LMAO!

    Good for her, though! I say, as long as they’re reading… HOORAY!

  7. Emily says:

    I’ve read the Magic Tree House series to the boys, and they LOVE them.

    Jackson has been reading The Fantastic Mr. Fox on his own – we really love Roald Dahl around here.

    Otherwise, I need to keep an eye out for chapter books for boys. Is the Goosebumps series scary? It sounds like something Jackson might love.
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Vintage Monday: In the Pool Today =-.

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