I love books of all shapes, sizes, and genres... but if I HAD to pick a favorite genre that I read for pleasure, the winner is no doubt YA dystopian. I enjoyed James Dashner's Maze Runner series, and the movie franchise is proving to be enjoyable as well. I went to The Scorch Trials with my son on Monday, and we agreed that it's better than the first Maze Runner movie. There were a couple spots where, much to my son's amusement, I nearly jumped out of my skin!!! It's a very fun movie, and if you enjoyed the book, I think you'll like the movie too. :)
I work out pretty much every day - it's that whole I-love-food-AND-I-love-fashion thing - and I just can't do it without music. My daughter texted me a link to this song because she knew I'd love it - and I do! Have you heard it? "Downtown" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is super funky and backspin hip-hoppy with some fun surprise elements thrown in for good measure - perfect to distract me through my cardio!
I love volunteering as a member of East Valley Women's League, and one of my very favorite projects is STIP - Supporting Teens In Parenting. I co-chair this project with my friend Laurie, and the organization that we work with is TAPP - our Tempe Unified High School District comprehensive program for pregnant and parenting teens.
We are helping to set up a home reading program - yay! - and above is the bulletin board that we put up this week.
We also set up this incentive wall.
As each student reads aloud a book to her baby, she will create a segment for the caterpillar's body.
It'll be fun to see how long this guy gets!
We've been organizing all of the books with library cards and pockets. It's especially heartwarming to see how excited all of the girls are as they see these stacks of books!
Have a fabulous Friday!