Usually when I go on vacation to a tropical paradise like Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, I take 14 to 20 books because that is about what I can read in seven days when I'm away from the internet and not writing reviews, just reading for pleasure.
This vacation isn't a week away from the world. It is a week spent with very important people with whom I want to spend lots of time, my daughter, her husband, and their daughter, my delightful Hazel.
Hazel is 2 years and 10 months old. Like her cousins, Jack, Mark, and Patrick, she adores books. It makes my heart happy to hear her saying "Grandma, read to me." She likes to hear books over and over again.
Today we took in a very nice ocean themed story time at Ormond Beach Library. Back at the house we read books Hazel picked out; Chamelia by Ethan Long, Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip by Cynthia Rylant, I'm a Big Sister by Joanna Cole, Leap Back Home to Me by Lauren Thompson, Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? by Mineko Mamada, Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, and last but not least, Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?
My personal reading on this trip is far less then usual. I did finish Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber to review in Booklist and am now reading Shallow Pond by Alissa Grosso.