Mental Sampler 5
I’ve dubbed this summer the Summer of Mystery. The twins and I are doing a mystery theme for the summer in regards to what we read. We’re doing a few books together — The Westing Game and Sherlock Holmes stories — and then they went to the library and raided the mystery section to choose some independent reading books. They’re writing mystery games.
I have put together a real, live mystery to solve, as in read the clues and figure out the message type mystery. And they don’t want to do it. Can you believe it? I would do anything for someone to gift wrap a series of mysterious messages for me to solve throughout the summer. I would do it for myself but… you know… that would mean that I already know the answer.
We’ll see if they come around.
A few years ago, I started doing something brilliant. (Please tell me this is brilliant.) Every time I hear about a book I want to read, I go on iBooks and download the sample to my virtual bookcase. Then, whenever I’m in the library, I can peruse my virtual bookcase and remember what I wanted to read. Plus, if I’m ever somewhere with nothing to do, I can read the samples and decide whether or not the book actually holds my interest.
Once I read the book, I delete it from the virtual bookshelf. I move all the books I really own in full down to the bottom of the bookcase so I can find them easily.
Isn’t that smart? Please tell me I’m smart.
My friend got me a Ninja for my birthday. It’s sort of a blender, but it’s specifically for making icy drinks. It turns ice cubes into snow in seconds. Which means that you can make your own Frappuccinos or snow cones at home.
I have been consuming an obscene amount of liquid because of the Ninja.
I love my friend because she knows me so well.
I am totally bringing slushies to the pool this summer. That’s my summer plan: books and slushies at the pool.
What’s your summer plan?
Side note: tomorrow is #MicroblogMonday. Start writing your mini post.