Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, and the Sunday Post. Read, Watch, Play is a round-up of bookish and non-bookish entertainment going on in my home this week. Feel free to join in and let me know what fun you have had recently!
Whew! The last few days have been a whirlwind! We have had loads of family in for both Thanksgiving and M’s 9th birthday, which was yesterday. Very little reading, but lots of fun to be had. We went to the NC Zoo yesterday, a birthday request, and M and her cousin both had a blast.
One of the cutest – and funniest – moments of M’s birthday happened during the birthday gift opening. Her excitement and exuberance over receiving all of her gifts was contagious, but her reaction to opening one of them was priceless. She asked for a 2016 Hillary Clinton Funko! Pop, and when she opened it – OMG! She literally cried tears of happiness, jumping up and down and hugging it to her chest. The reaction was so over-the-top and genuine she had everyone in stitches. Even the Trump supporters in the family!
Who knew a little Hillary could give so much joy to a 9-year-old? She looks up to Hillary – and the historical aspect of her campaign and what it represents – tremendously. It was all incredibly cute and a little bittersweet – when we bought the HRC Funko Pop!, we were hoping it would be a gift representing the newly elected Madame President. It still stings a bit.
In case you’re wondering what to buy a 9-year old this holiday season, these were all big hits:
- My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope
- AmScope Prepared Microscope slides
- Walkie Talkies
- Lego Friends Heartlake Grand Hotel
- LilGadgets Wireless Headphones
- Beados Sweet Scoop ‘N Mix
- Harley Quinn Mini Action Figure
- The Blank Comic Book Panelbook (for drawing and writing your own comics)
- Usborne Write and Draw Your Own Comics –do you see a theme developing?
- Mindware Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Animals
- Books: The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer, Big Nate Blasts Off by Lincoln Peirce, and Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky.
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Now, on to Read, Watch, Play!
What I’m Reading
The Exclusive Edition from OwlCrate, of course!
What I’m Watching
Stars Hollow is back!!!! Filled with nostalgia, I have watched two of the four revival episodes: Winter and Spring. It is so cozy and fun to be back with Rory and Lorelei.
No spoilers on the last four words, and the real ending, until I finish the final two episodes, please!
We went to see Doctor Strange on Friday, it was so good! Marvel movies – comic book movies in general – can be hit or miss for me. This one was so much fun to watch. I am admittedly not well-versed in this Marvel character’s storyline, so much of it was new to me! I love the magical and mystical components, different from the pseudo-science I was expecting. It definitely made me want to dig up some Doctor Strange comic books to learn more about the character’s book storylines!
What I’m Playing
We always get out the Apples to Apples Jewish Edition when my in-laws come to visit!