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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}


Taking a look at what’s on our bookshelves these days:

Dai Bee is taking a break from Sherlock Holmes books and moving on to reading a new authors – Clive Cussler and Joshua Cohen. He can read (or re-read) John Grisham’s books any day.


Ah Lo finished all The Unwanted series by Lisa McMann and a few on the side. He received Mike Mullen’s “Ashfall” as a gift from his ‘secret valentine buddy. He will be reading it, if not, his brother will grab it and re-read it.


Luckily, we made a quick stop to the library few days ago. Today, it was pouring all day long and it was the perfect time to cuddle in bed and read. Like they say:



A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}.


Checking out the books the boys are reading now or read in the past weeks. Obviously Dai Bee is in the Michael Crichton mode.


Ah Lo highly recommend the Fourth Stall series. He’s hooked on it I think he finished the series in a week or so. It’s great for those who enjoy investigating crimes at the school level .


Books the boys are reading at the moment. This year, Dai Bee’s school extended the homeroom time from 10 mins to 15 mins. This allows every student in school read for (at least) 10 minutes each day. What a great idea!   Dai Bee read and just finished John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.”


Ah Lo is on the Hunger Games series these days. He just started the first book.


Dai Bee are seriously into Tom Clancy’s series lately. He’s gone through all these books and his favorite is the Jack Ryan, Jr. series. He did learn a thing or two about the spy world, CIA, history and even current events after reading those books. He checked out most, if not all, Tom Clancy’s books from the public library. Yesterday, he told us the last time he checked out a Tom Clancy’s book, a librarian told him he should get more control of his library card and not to let his parents (us) use them to check out books (assuming the adults are reading the Tom Clancy’s series). Dai Bee thought that was funny. Little does the librarian know. To all fairness, these books are not meant to be read by kid his age. He’s onto Robin Cook’s series now (books about bio tech world).


For Ah Lo, he’s hooked on to Angie Sage’s series. He’s on his third book now – Physik. It’s great when the boys find a good book, they are sucked into it entirely.


While Ah Lo is still finishing Paolini’s Inheritance series, Dai Bee is racing through John Grisham’s series. In two weeks time, he’s gone through all of these.


Here’s his latest book…



This is what Ah Lo is currently reading. When he finds great reads, he doesn’t stop. I just found out many of Ah Lo’s friends would go to him for book recommendations. He also got one of his friends hooked on to Eragon.


Took less than a week for Dai Bee to finish this series. Now on the search of more great books!


With all the Harry Potter books and movies done, now what? I saw a commercial about this show. When a friend posted a short review on FB, I knew we were going to see this. I bought tickets but I didn’t know what to expect. I am so happy we went! This is a two-man parody (updated, book by book) which appeals to the ardent fan as an in-joke. With an amazing energy, the two guys perform the entire show in approximately 70 minutes. The jokes are clever and silly. If you are expecting special effects and stage props, then this show is not for you. But if you want to enjoy a very funny 70 minutes – you’re up for a great treat. The boys enjoyed it tremendously!