The Adventure Starts Here: What We're Reading Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What We're Reading Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! I can't believe it's already March.  Not only is it my birthday month (yes, I still get excited over things like that), but it also means we are that much closer to Spring!!!  Today I'm linking up with some of my favorite blogger friends to share a few books that we are reading over here.  

First up, what Noah's reading.  We love the Elephant and Piggie series.  We are accumulating quite the collection.  Many nights, Noah will request to read ALL his Elephant and Piggie books... and we actually do.  The stories are cute for his age but they are also perfect for new readers, so they will definitely grow with him.  It actually boggles my mind that some day soon, Noah could be reading these same books to us!  

As for me, I've read quite a bit this month.  I seem to go through ebbs and flows when it comes to reading.  I'm either reading any chance I can get or not at all.  These last few months I have been reading a lot, all of it on the Kindle app on my phone.  I know many people love reading an actual book and aren't fans of digital, but I know that for myself, I would never read if I waited for that perfect moment to curl up under a blanket with a real book.  

My MOMS Club has a book club that I just recently started attending.  Last week we met and discussed Jane Green's "Falling".  It was a very quick read... I finished it in two nights.  While there were certain aspects and actions of the characters that I didn't understand or agree with, I am glad I read it.  

Next month, we will be discussing Orphan Train.  While I still have weeks before we meet, this was another book that I read super quickly.  A lot different than the light and more romantic books I usually read.  It was a very interesting topic, going back and forth between the 1920s and present day.  If you haven't read it, I definitely recommend you do.  

And finally, I read The Crown.  It's the last book in a Young Adult "Selection series".  I had read all the other books in the series, and while the others were much better than this one, I just had to finish the story.  There is nothing earth shattering about these books.  I compare these to watching bad reality tv... you know it's not great but you can't help but smile while you watch/read.  And the premise is even like a reality show, the Bachelor more specifically.  The series itself starts with 35 young women competing to marry the young prince.  The last two books (including this one), is about that prince's daughter going through the same selection process to pick her husband.  The first three books were definitely better, but I still don't regret reading the final two books.  And talk about a quick read... I read this final book in one evening!  

And speaking of "guilty pleasures", this month I re-read the Fifty Shade series.  I kept seeing previews for the Fifty Shades Darker movie and decided that I would give the first movie a try.  I was hesitant about seeing it when it first came out because I didn't know how they were actually going to make it in to a movie and I didn't know if I wanted to see the BDSM scenes played out.  While I would never describe it as a great movie, I was intrigued to see how they made it come to life.  And since the second book was definitely more romantic than the first, I assume I'll enjoy that movie as well.  The problem is, it seems most of my friends never got into the books and therefore have no interest in seeing the movie.  So it looks like I'll be waiting for it to come out on DVD to watch it... oh well.  As I wait, I figured why not re-read the books.  I was surprised at how many of the details I forgot and really enjoyed reading it again.  While they aren't "great literature", I can't help but get swept up in a romantic story, including this one.  

What are you reading this month???


  1. I have never even heard of Elephant and Piggie! Are they early chapter books? I may need to check those out for Em. Happy Wednesday!

  2. I read the 50 shades series but I'm not sure I want to see the movies! I read Orphan Train too and right now I'm reading The Orphan's Tale!

  3. The 2nd 50 shades movie is much better than the first one in my opinion!

  4. I never got into 50 Shades (books or movies) but I totally know what you mean about it not being that good, thats how I categorize Twilight. But sometimes a brainless read is needed to recharge!

  5. The Crown is totally on my list as my next "fun" read, but my book club keeps me busy otherwise!

  6. We have a few Elephant and Piggie books and Mason loves them! We need to get more.. Right now we're on a Pete the Cat kick.
    Those Let's Play, Press Here, and Mix It Up books... are they good? I've only ever heard of Press Here but I hear its good!

  7. Lots of great reading this month!! I have never heard of those Piggie and Elephant books before. I'll have to look for them at the library. Thanks for the tip!

  8. If you liked the Kiera Cass books, try The Siren by her. I just finished it and it was really good!

  9. I love books that they can grow with! I’ve never heard of this series and will have to check them out. You have read quite a bit this month! Thanks for linking up!


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