Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.

9. July 2016 13:27
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9. July 2016 13:27 by jennifer | 0 Comments

I have been so insanely busy. Busier than I have ever been. Blogging has taken a bit of a backseat but I wanted to do a "CURRENTLY" post to keep you all up to date with what's going on with me and the #TamapTrio Current Book(s): I am currently reading two books.  These two books could not be more different! I am really enjoying both of them! I like the Katherine book for the pool and beach. The trio have been busy reading, too. Ronin is reading a Minecraft book (big surprise there...NOT!) Ella is reading The Fifth Wave. And Haley is just about to start Fablehaven. On our drive to North Carolina we will do an audiobook and listen to All Fall Down.     Current Music: I am so guilty of LOVING the soundtrack to the hit musical, Hamilton. I also have the kids hooked on it. It's really really good. I highly recommend you give it a listen.  Current Guilty Pleasure: Brach's Peppermint Candy.  Current Drink: Publix Diet Sweet Green Tea. It's so yummy and has a great pick me up too! Current Food: I have not really been having a favorite current food these days. I am all over the place. Though I do eat the SAME thing for my work lunch EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. It's really good and I never seem to get bored with it. And it's fairly cheap. I can eat a full meal for under $2. Can't beat that.    Current Favorite Show: OUTLANDER!! The season finale is TONIGHT!! ACK!! It's going to rip my heart out. I just know it. I've read up to book 5, so I know what will come tonight.  Current Wish List: Water Rower. Current needs: To lose weight. Enough said.  Current Indulgence: Beer. I do love my beer. See above.    Current Blessing: My family. I know, it sounds cheesy, but it's true. I would be nothing without them. I was able to take the girls with me to the ALA Annual Conference late last month and we had a great time!  Current Outfit: Right now I’m typing up this post in my Star Wars sugar skull t-shirt and a pair of jeans, and my Fit Flops slip on sneakers. I am really beginning to love these shoes. Current Excitement: VACATION!!!! The kids and I will have 16 days of BLISS!!! We'll be heading to Asheville, NC for half of that and then spending the other half just hanging out doing Staycation stuff. 

6. June 2016 07:42
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Young Adult (YA) books that adults will love too!!!

6. June 2016 07:42 by jennifer | 0 Comments

YA books are all the rage. Some of my favorite reads have been YA books and I know I'm not alone in this. In fact one of my friends recently messaged me telling me about a new YA series that she recently started that she is LOVING. Check out the infograf below to help you in selecting your newest YA read! So...which books did you add to your TBR (to be read) pile??

4. June 2016 09:38
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Father's Day Books 2016

4. June 2016 09:38 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Father's Day is coming up soon!! June 19th we will celebrate all things DAD!! Are you looking for the perfect picture book for your little one to help celebrate their daddy? If so, then check out this great collection of NEW books to the Tampa-Hillsborough Library System. If you see one that you'd like to check out, simply click on the cover and you will be taken to our online catalog where you can see if the book is available at your local branch. If not, you can always place a hold on the book!! Staff did a great job curating this collection!! New for Father's Day   These new picture books spotlight those special guys we'll celebrate on Sunday, June 19.                       I have Beard Boy and plan to read it for story time next week. It is so much fun!! Any of these books peaking your interest??