Shopping local really does pay. I purchased a new book at InkFish Books and received a free ARC!
My husband has had Mystic Pizza on his mind for sometime now. We managed to find a frozen version at the local market, but it did not kill the desire. We pretty much based this day of staycation around the pizza shop. We ordered ahead for curbside then took it to a Rhode Island library’s park to enjoy it.
We hit up THREE libraries in one day, which lead to buckling in the massive amounts of checkouts we accumulated. Lots of learning ahead. Disclaimer – some of the items are for my parents too!
We also stopped at the Fantastic Umbrella Factory, antique stores and of course, a book store!
We ended the day with Halloween movies and apple nachos!
Moments like this one:
Felix Ever After
by Kacen Callender
I’ve read many times that reading fiction helps people be more empathetic. I agree. I don’t read fiction often, but Felix Ever After is certainly a book that helped me be more empathetic on topics I am still trying to learn about. What a great way to learn. This book tackles so many topics – pronouns, transgender characters, gay characters, love, romance, bullying, identity, and race. WHOAH. This book felt so real. You feel for these characters – the ones you are rooting for and even the ones you dislike. And a bonus for me was that Felix was able to express feelings through art! Bravo Kacen Callender.