Halloween isn't a favorite holiday for me. I used to love it as a kid and collecting all of that candy was heaven! For our family, it's not as enjoyable as our son has food allergies with peanut/tree nut allergies being the worst as they are life threatening. He can't eat any of the candy anymore as it all gets mixed in and the residue from the nut candy contaminates the rest of the candy. We end up trading and giving him his own safe candy and goodies. This year, he is not as interested in trick or treating as he doesn't get to eat the candy. He was unsure about it all for awhile but has decided he will do a short spin around the neighborhood. Fortunately, many of our neighbors have safe treats for him! He actually enjoys giving out candy so that is a plus as he will dress up and hand out candy with us also. For anyone interested in more information on food allergies, I have several excellent websites featured in the left column below my favorite blogs and websites. There is a wealth of information at these sites and I highly encourage anyone who is affected by food allergies in their own children, grandchildren, family, school, etc to check them out.
Here is a list of books that I have read in October:
- The Dragonfly Secret: A Story of Boundless Love by Clea Adams and John Adams
- GOING DOWN SOUTH by Bonnie Glover
- The Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One home by Erin Einhorn
- The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel
- The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne. (Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway for this book which ends 11/5/08)
That makes 5 books ( not including the current book I am reading) for the month and 40 for the year. This has been a slow year for me as I had a major reading slump earlier in the year before I started my blog!
How many books have you read this month and do you keep track? I know that some of you will put me to shame but I plan to improve those numbers by the end of the year and next year, for sure!!