I skipped last week’s WWW Wednesdays update because the boys and I haven’t had a lot of time to read, with our many trips to hospitals and my many hours on the phone after my husband’s accident. Things are settling down a little bit fortunately and we’ll start a new routine next week when my husband starts the all-day rehab program. Here are some of the books we’ve been reading in the past couple of weeks.
– What I’m currently reading
I’m just finishing The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, a young adult novel. This is a very entertaining and adventurous read. It was hard to put down and although I found some of the storyline a little far stretched, I really enjoyed reading it. This book has a sequel I’d like to read but this story wraps up on its own, without a cliffhanger to force you into the sequel.
– What I recently finished reading
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I just couldn’t make myself like this book and I flipped the pages to finish it. I just feel Anne is an obnoxious, self-centered girl and I didn’t care for her. The book was way too full of overstretched rosy descriptions, which made my reading experience boring.
– What I think I’ll read next
My February book club choice is The Innocent by Harlan Coben, a murder / thriller story.
– What they’re currently reading
All About Sam by Lois Lowry. We’re all enjoying reading this book, as Lois Lowry is a real genius at putting herself in a child’s shoes. She really knows how they think and act. My kids relate to Sam and what happens to him throughout the book so I know she’s spot on. I’d never would have known about this chapter book if my son’s teacher didn’t read it to him in class. If you have kids 4 and over, this is a great read for them.
Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China by Ed Young. Three sisters at home alone invite a wolf disguised as their grandmother inside. Fortunately the eldest finds a way to outsmart the hungry guest.
– What they recently finished reading
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein. This is the true story of Philippe Petit, a French street performer who stretched a cable between the two Twin Towers in New York City as they were almost completed and walked in between them for almost an hour. The book was written in 2003 and it discreetly mentions the towers being gone but still there in memory, with Petit walking among the clouds.
Dogzilla and Kat Kong by Dav Pikley. These are very funny spoofs of the original stories, featuring hilarious pictures (and dialogs) of real cats, mice, dogs and hamsters.
– What I think they’ll read next
We have so many books from the library, it’s going to take us some time to read them all. We’re expecting fun reading times ahead of us and I’ll highlight our favorite books over the next few weeks.
What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?
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