Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Fire Hydrant

I was out walking with my kids one morning when my older son noticed this:

Just in case the firefighters weren't sure...

It still makes me giggle.

F is also for Friday, which it is right now, and for #FridayReads, a Twitter hashtag that I try to use every week, because it's fun and it builds community and it's great to share good book titles with other like-minded people. Today is a family day at my house, but I'm going to get in some good reading time with my son as we work our way through BEYONDERS by Brandon Mull, 

You can't click to look inside, but you can go buy it at the bookstore and it is WORTH IT.

and then later I'll finish reading DUST by Arthur Slade 

This book is surprising and sneaky and evocative and totally amazing.

and then dip into THE FIRST PART LAST by Angela Johnson 

I'm looking forward to reading this VERY much. It's outside my normal reading pattern, which is a great thing.

and if I still have time after that, I'll crack open THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green.



What are you reading? And does your neighborhood identify their fire hydrants with signs showing pictures of fire hydrants, or am I alone in this?


  1. Ha ha! No, our fire hydrants are labeled. That's too funny. You sure found a lot of "F" topics to cover. Today is family day at our house too! I love Fridays because of that. Let's see, I'm reviewing/reading Shaman, Friend, Enemy right now.

    Great post,
    Michelle :)

  2. HAHAH!!! I love that picture!

    The Fault in Our Stars was an amazing book, I haven't read the others but I'm going to check them out.

  3. Great sign! My daughter is making he way through BEYONDERS as well and adores Brandon Mull's books. We met him on a book tour stop a couple weeks ago, and I loved hearing about his creative process.

    I use the #fridayreads hashtag every week too--to spread MG love to the adult world. :-)

  4. Hahaha! That photo belongs in one of those funny-signs compilation books. I looked at one of those books a few years ago and laughed for an hour. Good medicine!

  5. Love the covers on DUST and BEYONDERS. Thanks for the recs.

  6. You have a full schedule of reading in front of you. Enjoy.

  7. ha! Too funny. I guess that thought it better to be thorough...way thorough ;-)

    Is Dust" a good book? I like your family day :-)

    Visiting back on A to Z. Nice to "meet" you. :-)

  8. Haha, that picture is hilarious. And I love the Boyonders series. Great post and happy A-Z blogging!

  9. Love Beyonders' cover! I've read The Fault In Our Stars - it was amazing, like all John Green's books.

    The First Part Last - that's a premise I've never seen in a book before. I wonder how hard that was for the author to research and write...