Reading with my oldest baby girl The 50 Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Young Kids . Except for Ivy & Bean. Those books have inappropriate topics and use language/behaviors I would not tolerate from my children.
I couldn't put this book down. Jeannette Walls is an awesome writer and keeps you engrossed in this book! Her next book "Half Broke Horses" (which precedes this story) is also a great read. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
I just realized that Grandma Marilyn had her own version of a junk journal/ art journal/ smashbook, decades before they became a trend! She had little notebooks similar to this, in which she doodled and glued magazine clippings with artsy stuff.
By biggest dream in life is to have a library in a tall enough room to require a rolling ladder. The library would be winter themed with fur rugs and blankets everywhere and one awesome lantern in the middle to read by.
A helpful flowchart to get you started reading fantasy and science fiction books (and some other genres in-between). Top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books as chosen by NPR listeners and compiled into this nifty flowchart / infographic by SF Signal