Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Anna, Kathleen, and Deb
I am awake from 3-4 am anticipating an early morning run to the airport. I finally manage to get back to sleep. The radio comes on, jarring me from a deep sleep. I pop out of bed, refresh the Alaska page, and see that my kids' red-eye flight will arrive 35 minutes early. No time to dilly dally. I throw on yesterday's clothes, hop in the car and settle in for the 20 minute drive to the airport. My biggest surprise of the morning is how many people are also on the road before 6 am. The drive flies by and in no time, I find myself in the loading/unloading zone - waiting. Periodically, a loudspeaker announces that "no waiting" is allowed and that cars may be ticketed or towed. I try to keep an eye out for the airport police, but it's difficult because Dustin Hoffman is in the car with me!
I just spent the past twenty minutes with him, and he's still entertaining me. I'm captivated by his reading of the audiobook Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan. The target audience (ages 6-10) is younger than my usual middle grade focus, but I've totally enjoyed this audiobook. I requested it when I noticed it on the Notable Children's Recordings - 2016, (and that it was read by Dustin Hoffman). The theatrical adventures of Appleblossom and her siblings make me happy to hop in the car, even for short errands.
Take a look at the award winning recordings for 2016 and treat yourself to an audiobook. I get them from the public library. Even though I don't spend a lot of time in the car, it's one of my favorite ways to get around to some of the books on my WTR (want to read) list. Next up on my list, The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage. I've loved enjoying the adventures of Mo and Dale in the two previous audiobooks. If you haven't listened to Three Times Lucky, start there and prepare to be entertained by two additional sequels!