That Amazing, No, Addicting Thing Called BookBub

Have you heard of BookBub yet? It’s a really nice resource if you’re looking for new books to read. It’s a great way to access books you might not consider. I was introduced to BookBub by a coworker who loves to read.

This website is a great tool for any bookworm. BookBub allows you to create a free account. From there you select your favorite book genres. Based on your choices, you will receive an email every day from BookBub with books suggestions based on the categories you selected. All the book suggestions are titles that have many reviews, and the best part is that these books range from $0-$2.99 in price. How about that for a great deal! It’s an amazing tool, and I enjoy reading the book descriptions and choosing new books to read that I might not otherwise consider reading. Sometimes books I really want to read show up in my BookBub email update. The other great thing is that they only send one email a day, and I never receive any other email from them. They do not flood your inbox. BookBub gets to the point because they know your time is precious and they know you want to read the next book.

What are you waiting for? Go to bookbub.com and sign up to receive your free daily email update. You’ll be happy you stopped and dropped to read this email. I promise!

Long Time, No Reading

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve blogged here. I wanted to blog regularly about different books that I’ve read. My goal for this blog was to share my personal opinions about books that I’ve read so others can decide if they would like to read some of those same books. My other goal was to help parents find books that might be good to share with their families. As a teacher and a new mother, that is my goal for this blog more than ever.

I want to share books that are fun, encouraging, uplifting, and helpful. Reading has been a passion of mine before I even started going to school. I have always loved books and reading.  I hope I can pass that on to my daughter. I’m already starting her own little collection of books, and I enjoy reading to her even at eight weeks old!

Since it has been about a year since I last wrote anything here, many things have happened. I began my second year of teaching, and it was a wonderful year. I learned so much right along with my students. I also got pregnant with our first child, and she was born (three weeks early) on July 6. She brings so much joy to our lives, and we couldn’t be happier. While I absolutely love teaching and watching my students learn and grow, we made the decision that I would stay home with our sweet baby this year. It was a decision that we thought about for quite a while, but I know it was the right thing for us. Now that I am home full-time, I am caring for my little one, and I would like to start blogging again. Although I have not been writing, I have not stopped reading. I am looking forward to sharing some of the great stories that I have read over the last year as well as some cool resources for finding new things to read. I’m thankful for the journey and the opportunity to share the things I love. I invite you to join me on this reading adventure!

Cats Named Pete are Cool

For those of you who have a 3-5 year old, know one, or teach them, then you need to know Pete the Cat. I’m guessing some of you know exactly who I’m talking about while others are like, “who names their cat Pete?” Let me just say that Pet the Cat is literally the coolest cat on the block with at least fourteen books to back him up. I was first introduced to this kitten during one of my education classes I took to get my Master’s degree. I have now been educated on this one of kind feline, and I’m hooked on these amazing books. The first book presented to me was about Pete the Cat and his love for his white shoes. The great thing about these books is that they are circular meaning it starts the same and essentially ends the same. They are great for repetition, and this particular book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, also teaches about color as well as recognizing that each person is different, but at the end of the day, “it’s all good”, and we can embrace our differences. You can check out these books at Barnes and Noble who is currently promoting the newest book, Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus. When you buy any two books for kids, you can get this one for $4.99 until August 26. Be sure to check it out. I commend the author, James Dean and his wife Kimberly for writing fabulous books for preschool children. I will leave you with this video version of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. What is your kids’ favorite book? Be sure to share with us, and maybe I’ll do a review on your favorite pick soon!

Until next time,

Rebekah