Summer Reading & A Tag

Happy Thursday!

Saying I was tired in yesterday's post was an understatement!  Yesterday I left the house around 8 am and did not get back until 10 pm.  I had a fun day, but didn't get to bed until 1 am (WAY past my summer nannying bedtime)!

I know I've done a few book reviews, but I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned just how much I love to read.  I've always been a huge reader and usually at the beginning of the summer I read like crazy and just zoom through books.  This summer I haven't been reading quite as fast--I think due to having had summer school--but I have done some good reading.  Last week I stopped by the library and went a little overboard...I got 7 books!

I don't think I'll make it through all of these in the month-long check-out!

A lot of these are books I discovered through blog friends and others are just random books I've wanted to read or that I found on this great site called What Should I Read Next? recommended by Seersuckered Sailor.  It's very cool--you basically type in a book you love or have recently read and it will suggest tons of other books that are similar.  

Before checking out these, I read Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop and Barefoot by Elin Hildebrand.  Both were very good and I highly recommend them!

Right now I'm about 2/3 of the way through To Kill a Mockingbird.  It was never assigned to me during school, but I've always wanted to read it.  I'll have to say, I was pleasantly surprised that despite being a "classic" it's a very easy read!  I might have to do a review of it when I finish, though I imagine many of you have already read it!  

What's on your summer reading list?

Secondly, for this post, I wanted to fill out a cute survey one of my best blog friends, Maddie at spark, tagged me in!

Favorite Nickname?
Probably Allie Boo.  This nickname was coined by my dad and when I was little he would sing this song:
  "Allie Boo, Allie Boo
Pretty, pretty, pretty Allie Boo,
I love you, 
I dooooo."

Allie and Daddy before a UVA Football Game

Favorite Color
Pink and Yellow are my two favorite colors with Blue as a close second!

Are you outgoing?
YES!  I am incredibly outgoing, love to speak in front of a big crowd, etc, but can get shy during certain situations!

Are you more cautious or curious?
Hmmm, this one is tough.  I'd say when it comes to safety, I'm most definitely more cautious.  But when it comes to learning about the world I am very curious and have always loved pondering life's "big questions."

Favorite food?
I always have a tough time picking favorites.  Some of my favorites, though are:  Mac-N-Cheese, Chicken Parmesan, and Crabcakes.

Favorite drink?
This one's tough too.  If we're talking alcohol, probably a Pina Colada, though I don't have them often.  My go-to drink when I'm out is a Dirty Shirley Temple.

A night that may have involved a few too many Dirty Shirleys!

Cat lover or dog lover?
Dog lover 100%

Favorite sport?
Volleyball--I played competitively for years and really miss it!

Favorite song of the moment?
"Old Alabama" by Brad Paisley 
"Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton

What is your current occupation?
Summer Nanny and Graduate Student

Cutie A & Cutie B

What are you wearing right now?
The pajamas I got for Easter (see here).  In a few minutes I will be changing into a bikini and cover-up!

What time did you wake up today?
6:30 am, because I had to write this post (usually I schedule them the night before)

I'm not going to tag anyone in this post, but I would LOVE for any of you to answer these questions!  Be sure to let me know if you do so I can stop by and read your answers!

Have a great day!