First Day of Summer -- Zoe style!

Real Estate Agent with BlueCoast Realty Corporation

First Day of Summer -- Zoe style!

This is actually the second week of Summer vacation for my granddaughter, Zoe.  But she spent all last week home in bed with strep throat and bi-lateral ear infections.  Not a very auspicious beginning to the carefree days of Summer.

To Zoe's credit she took the time at home to begin 2 Summer Reading Programs.Picture of Zoe reading  One at our local library and another at Barnes & Noble.  The Summer Reading Club sponsored by New Hanover County Public Library came with a bag of goodies; coupons for ice cream, fudge, paddle boat ride, free kids meal at Moes -- lots of good stuff.  She also gets to write reviews for the Library website -- I think we may have a writer on our hands!

But it's the one at Barnes & Noble she's really excited about.  Once she's read 8 books she gets to choose 1 FREE book and she has the chance to win a color Nook!  She's already completed 2 books and started her 3rd today. 

So when I took her to the pool this afternoon, I was thrilled when she reminded me to bring her book.  I was even more thrilled when she decided to take a break and read a little.  I think Zoe's Summer is looking pretty darn good!

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Comments (20)

Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Oh nice, it looks like Zoe is indeed recovering well!  Destiny has the entire series of Junie B. Jones and her little huffy breaths!  I LOVE those books!  Hope she enjoys those reading programs!

Jun 21, 2011 11:00 AM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Tish ~ She is going to get a FREE BOOK from Barnes and Noble ~ The FREE QUEEN is at it again ~

Great Job Zoe ~ Have fun reading and happy to hear you are feeling better and out relaxing by the pool ~

Jun 21, 2011 11:13 AM
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Tish, how great for Zoe! I first heard about this Barnes & Noble program on Michelle Gibson's blog (Wellington, FL) and I thought it was such a wonderful idea...and apparently, Zoe thinks so, too! :)


Jun 21, 2011 11:17 AM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Tish, that photo makes me yearn for a granddaughter.  How cute.  I love the fact that she loves to read.  Being an only child that was my one great adventure....intereacting with fictional characters.  It really made me imaginative.....

Jun 21, 2011 11:28 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Great job Zoe.  Reading opens so many worlds and is wonderful for your imagination.  I used to stay up all night reading and so did my daughter.  Glad you are feeling better.  Have a fun summer!

Jun 21, 2011 11:33 AM
Ilona Matteson
Beach Realty & Construction on the Outer Banks of NC - Duck, NC
Ilona Matteson

I love it!  Only good can come from this for her.

Jun 21, 2011 11:45 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Getting kids interested in reading at a young age will pay a lifetime of dividends.  Good to see Zoe so engrossed in her book too.

Jun 21, 2011 12:05 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

This is great to see. So many young ones are glued to the TV watching movies or playing games. Just don't forget the sun screen (this coming from a red head who burns easily).

Jun 21, 2011 12:44 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Tish, Why am I NOT surprised that Zoe is an avid reader?? :)

Jun 21, 2011 01:00 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Tish....that's great that Zoe likes to Gina does too....I just bought her a nook for her birthday....she reads every's so good for them to get into the habit of reading when they're young...

Jun 21, 2011 01:02 PM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Tish, Glad to see that Zoe is feeling better and that she's busy with one of my favorite pasttimes - reading.  Leave it to you to find some free activities to sign on with.

Jun 21, 2011 01:05 PM
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Congrats on having a granddaughter that follows in your footsteps!  Glad to hear she is feeling well enough to get in some pool time... Happy Summer to both you and Zoe..

Jun 21, 2011 01:37 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You gotta love The Z Girl..............she's too much!  She's going to enjoy her summer, her way!

Jun 21, 2011 01:39 PM
Melissa McKinney
Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC

Tish~ Love the photo..great shot! She already has my thoughts with her about winning that Nook color!! Go Zoe!

Jun 21, 2011 02:36 PM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Sorry to hear Zoe's summer got off to such a rough start but glad to hear she's on the mend.  Gotta love Junie B Jones! 

Jun 21, 2011 03:53 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Sounds like a great way to spend the summer...reading on a break at the pool.  Glad to hear Zoe's 2nd week of summer is off to a much better beginning than her first!  :-)

Jun 21, 2011 05:08 PM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Tish - First and foremost, what a little cutie patootie she is.  :)  Secondly, it's atrocious how little kids read these days unless it's on tv, the internet or their xbox.

Jun 21, 2011 06:02 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh, how great.  I remember summers like that and I so long for the simple days.  So cool that she is reading and will be writing reviews.  Maybe a future blogger, too.

Jun 21, 2011 11:32 PM
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

Zoe is something else.  I sent her an electronic card thru CA congratulating her on her grades, math and reading :) She's too much. :) Gail

Jun 22, 2011 12:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Tish,

I love the fact Zoe is learning to read and is enjoying it! It's a wonderful habit to get started! She is just the photo of her :)

Jun 22, 2011 01:48 AM