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WWW Wednesdays – August 22, 2012

WWW Wednesdays

You may have noticed I skipped this week’s WordPress photo challenge. The theme was “merge” and I was very uninspired. I’ve also been dealing with some growing health concerns for the past few weeks with no diagnostic yet. I’ve realized that worry can really put a damper on creativity. Even reading doesn’t bring as much relief as I’d like it to.  :-(

My bookshelf

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins– What I’m currently reading
Tonight I’ll be starting Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, the last book of The Hunger Games series. I can’t wait to see how it all wraps up.

– What I recently finished reading
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the sequel to The Hunger Games. Wow, I never saw what happened in the last 30 pages of this book coming. I’m so glad I’m finally reading this series.
 
– What I think I’ll read next
Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. Eventually I’ll get to it, right?
 
My kids’ bookshelf

Mrs Watson wants your teeth by Allison Mc GheeWhat they’re currently reading
Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth by Alison McGhee. On her first day of school a first grader becomes scared after a second grader tells her that her teacher is a 300-year-old alien with a purple tongue who steals baby teeth from her students. And our first grader has a wobbly tooth, oh no!

–  Simply Delicious! by Margaret Mahy. A father tries to take a double-dip-chocolate-chip-and-cherry ice cream cone home to his son, but a whole bunch of jungle animals chase his bike to get to the ice cream first. This is a very funny book, in which you get to say “double-dip-chocolate-chip-and-cherry ice cream cone” about a dozen times. Go ahead, try it.

Fluffy plants a jelly bean by Kate McMullanWhat they recently finished reading
I just discovered the Fluffy book series by Kate McMullan and the kids love the stories. Fluffy is the classroom guinea pig and he’s got a big imagination (and a big ego). Our favorite books so far are:
Fluffy Plants a Jelly Bean: you’d think nothing will grow when you plant a jelly bean, but leave it to Fluffy to actually manage to sprout something out of the ground.
Fluffy Meets the Dinosaurs: Fluffy sneaks in at the Natural History Museum with his class. When he finds out his cousins are rats and mice and his ancestors were skiddish wild cavies, he decides to rewrite history and make the T-Rex his legitimate ancestor. My four-year old asked me to read this book every night for several nights in a row – a big hit.

– 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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