I wish everyone a happy Turkey Day tomorrow. I hope you have many kind people and good things to be thankful for, and get to enjoy a great time with friends and family.
– What I’m currently reading
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I’m a little behind on the bandwagon since everybody I know has already read this book but it took me a while to put it on my to-read list and then get it from the library. A great follow-up book to The Secret Life of Bees I read recently, carrying a similar theme set in the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement. I’m really enjoying this book so far, especially for a first-time author novel.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Ah, what a great book! And if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll really like the book since Goldman wrote the screenplay with Rob Reiner. This is what all fairy tales should be like.
– What I think I’ll read next
Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative by Sir Ken Robinson, after being inspired by Robinson’s speech in a recent post of mine on ADHD and divergent thinking in schools.
My kids’ bookshelf
A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. A very timely and hilarious story about Mr and Mrs Moose looking for a turkey at the very last minute to have for their Thanksgiving dinner. When Mr Moose finds him, the poor turkey panics as he doesn’t realize that his hosts want him AT their table, not ON it.
Yours Truly, Louisa by Simon Puttock. A very funny book about Louisa the pig who sends her farmer anonymous requests to get him to clean things up around the farm.
– What I think they’ll read next
My husband just picked up new books at the library this afternoon and I don’t know what they are, so it will be a surprise for everyone tonight!
What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?
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