Just wanted to share what my kids are reading this week. Zoe’s done with her final exams in school and so I thought I should buy her a new book to read to pass the time. Ziya will also be done with her final exams by tomorrow, which is also the last day of school for both of them. Yahoo! Summer vacation is almost here!
Last Saturday, during our family day out, we went to Powerbooks and National Bookstore to buy their first books for the summer. Zoe chose Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 while Ziya chose Disney’s The Trouble with Tink.
I wonder how many books they’ll finish reading this summer? Maybe we should come up with a summer reading list.
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Just about a month ago, I blogged about Work-at-Home Dilemmas: Hitting a Roadblock and talked about how challenging it has been for me to find more work online. It was largely because I could not yet commit to deadlines knowing that I was about to give birth soon. Well, now that I’ve given birth I’m hoping that will change already.
So far, things are off to a good start. I got an email today saying that the company who hired me to write a blog post last January has finally sent me payment! Finally! I was kind of getting skeptical as to whether I would ever get paid since that was my first paid blogging job. It’s not a huge amount but for an easy writing job it was enough and I think it’s a great start. I hope this is a sign that more jobs will come my way soon.
Aside from that, I also got an email from a book author who asked me to make a review about his book. Yahoo! I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this for so long and it’s finally starting to happen. I’ll be posting my book reviews on my new Book Stop page. So stay tuned for that.
I’m so thankful for all the nice things that have started happening this week, starting with Ziggy’s birth. It has been a great week so far. Hoping for more great weeks to come!
I got an email yesterday from Planning Family with a special offer on Dr. Seuss books. Apparently, March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!! Aside from that, Read Across America is also celebrated on the same day in honor of Dr. Seuss. I only wish we had a similar event here in Philippines.
Our family just loves Dr. Seuss books, I think most especially Kai. No doubt he’ll be reading lots of them to Ziggy as he grows up. I just love it if Ziggy also inherits my love for reading, just like his big sisters. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, here’s a shot of just some of Zoe and Ziya’s Dr. Seuss book collection.
Also, I thought this is also the perfect time to launch my Book Stop page, wherein I will share my reading posts, book reviews, fave books, fave book sites….everything and anything to do about books and reading. Please do check it out as I will be updating it every now and then.
I also wanted to share some photos of our bookcase at home. I’ve been wanting to reorganize everything but just didn’t have the time or the energy but I will strive to do it within the next few weeks (or months???). Here’s a photo of our common book case at home. Chaotic, right? And to think that I have even more books in storage boxes that I haven’t taken out yet.
This is my space on the shelves. Too small if you ask me. I don’t even know where to squeeze in my other books.
This is the kids’ space. It’s too crowded as well and their collection just keeps growing. Boy, I’ve got a lot to do. Wish me luck!
My love for reading started when I was in the fifth grade. I started reading Sweet Valley Twins books and got hooked. Pretty soon I started collecting the whole series and started reading other books as well. My dream is to actually have a really nice library in my dream house someday. I believe in the power of books. It just opens you up to whole new worlds and makes you learn a lot about things you may never have heard of before. That is why when I had my kids, I really made sure that I pass on my love for reading to them.
One of my goals for 2011 is to find a cause or advocacy that I’m really passionate about and really commit to it. So, I was really pleased to come across an ad in the latest issue of Smart Parenting magazine about this organization composed of volunteers that brings books to public schools all over the Philippines. The group is called KaEskwela, which means “schoolmate” in Filipino. The group holds several events such as running feeding programs, holding a footwear drive, conducting art and literacy programs among others, in order to bring a world of opportunities for learning and dreaming to public school children.
Presently, KaEskwela is focusing its efforts on building a library for the Lara Integrated School in San Fernando, Pampanga. They are in need of Php 400 – 500k to build it and so they are conducting fundraising activities in support of this. One of the activities will be a book sale to be held on Friday, January 28 at 11pm to January 29 at 11am at Banchetto Emerald Avenue. It will be a street market targeted to call center agents. Everybody is welcome to come and buy books as well as donate books that are no longer needed.
Unfortunately for me, being 8 1/2 mos pregnant, I can’t go to the event and so I just decided to try and help KaEskwela by blogging about it. I plan on becoming a more active volunteer soon after I give birth. I think joining their events, together with Kai and the kids will be a great thing for us to do together.
If you are interested to join the group and get regular updates, you may sign up by sending a blank email to [email protected]
yahoogroups.com. There are no requirements to join. You may also visit the following sites:
So, if you want to make a difference to public school kids, join now!