My husband works, while I stay at home. So, I do the laundry. I alone do the laundry, and that’s the way I like it.
In general, moms do all the work while having full time jobs. I salute them because I don’t think I would be able to do all the work around the house like in the video. I wasn’t built not to share the load. My husband on the other hand, was raised helpful, he was brought up to help around the house, along with his siblings, hence…
When I’m busy, or doing nothing at all, he helps me in the kitchen. He washes the dishes most of the time, prepare food for us when I can’t or won’t. I know at times he doesn’t like it, but he helps me anyway.
He helps me around the house most of the time, so I wanted to do the laundry all by myself. He can help me fold them though, but the laundry is mine.
I know it’s different for everybody, and I can only share what is mine. Yet it comes down to the family, how we were nurtured, and if it’s in our nature. Outside of that, I presume change?
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – I’ve started this when there were still three books. I’ve finished the 3rd book last 2012, and I haven’t since picked up the 4th installment. I’ve seen the movie, and ticked the prequel to the series (Infernal Devices) to be read, but I HAVEN’T PICKED UP the 4th book in the series. Why? I’m planning to reread books 1-3, like RIGHT NOW.
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard – The second book left me no longing to grab the conclusion in the series. It’s good but I was disappointed with the heroine’s lost hand.
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner – I’ve seen the movie, and justified some questions when I read the book. I guess I loved the movie (and Thomas in the movie – blame it on Teen Wolf), and I wasn’t in a hurry to finish the series since the movie itself satisfied my craving.
- House of Night by P.C./Kristin Cast – I think I need a pat on the back for this series. I went on and on even when I’ve read a lot of negative reviews. For a while I was like, finish the series already! I promised myself to stop at book 10, and I did. Two books later, the series was concluded. Gaaah!
- The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – I recently read the Darkest Minds, and it has a compelling plot, and one of my interesting reads in YA. I’m not sure if it’s a trilogy but this is one among many series that I wanted to do a ‘readathon’.
- Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen – This lady in tights ala Robin Hood. Two books more to go!
- Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong – there’s a lot of novellas in the series, and I haven’t read them one bit. I try to stay away from the novellas and concentrate on the books, and I’m only one book left.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth – the truth is, I’m seldom into Dystopia and Science Fiction, but for me to understand the whole of the story, I need to delve into the books. So, book first, then movie. At a time.
- The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd – This is a chick lit that I really like. I just don’t have access to it since it was not available in my local library. I bought the e-book online, and I’m itching for the succeeding installments. Gotta have control. Gotta have control.
- Historical romance series by Various Historical Romance Authors – my list won’t be complete if I don’t include historical romances in my top ten. I can’t list them since they go by the dozens but they’re definitely included in my YET TO FINISH list.
School is almost over, and right now I’m racking my brain on the books I want my kids to read even though it was encouraged that kids should choose the books they want to read. Oh well, they might want to read the books I’ve already queued from the library.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L ‘Engle
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Giver by Lois Lowry
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Lois Sachar
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Stuart Little by E. B. White
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis