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Again, my WWW Wednesdays update is one day late because it’s been a hectic week so far. I’m mostly done with my Christmas shopping and I’ve started wrapping up some presents, but I haven’t sent most of my Christmas cards yet. Yikes!
– What I’m currently reading
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, which similarly to her book The Giver, which I read recently, describes a futuristic world. I’m two thirds through and I really like it.
– What I recently finished reading
A Wanted Man by Lee Child. This is the first time I’ve read a Jack Reacher novel. I believe this is the 19th book in the series, so it’s never too late to start! I understand a number of Jack Reacher fans were disappointed but having nothing to compare it to, I liked this book. It was entertaining, it kept me wanting to turn the pages, and it had some twists and turns (some of them predictible, others not so much). The ending left me scractching my head a bit but otherwise I enjoyed reading this story. I definitely want to read the first Jack Reacher novel and see where it all started from. Now, how Tom Cruise managed to be cast to play 6 foot 5 inch tall Reacher, I’m not sure, but I hope he’s planning to buy a pair of stilts!
– What I think I’ll read next
I have two more books by Lois Lowry to finish The Giver Series, so I can’t wait!
My kids’ bookshelf
– What they’re currently reading
–The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood. Who doesn’t love this book? I think I borrow it from the library twice a year and we keep it for about a month.
By the way, to continue with my previous post on my little artists, here’s what my four-year old drew for his book report on this story. This is his rendering of one of the pages inside the book, when the mouse is about to pick the red, ripe strawberry. What a cute little mouse!
– Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! by Don and Audrey Wood. Until last week, I had no idea this book even existed. What a pity! It’s very sweet and perfect to read around the holidays. It’s going on our list of Christmas books to read every year from now on.
– What they recently finished reading
Anatole and Anatole and the Cat by Eve Titus. My six-year old and I love these books! Anatole is a French mouse who decides to stop stealing people’s scraps and instead earn an honest living by tasting the cheese in a cheese factory and leaving notes about its quality. The factory owner soon praises Anatole but his exquisite taste and suggestions but when he asks to meet him, Anatole decides to remain anonymous. Can you blame him? In Anatole and the Cat, poor Anatole’s position at the factory is compromised when a cat starts to roam around at night and Anatole can’t leave accurate notes.
– What I think they’ll read next
I don’t know but I’m sure it will be good stuff. What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?
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