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www Wednesdays – October 5, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

This past week has been quite stressful so it’s been great to be able to read a few good books to bring some positive in my life to offset the negative…

My bookshelf

Me talk pretty one day by David SedarisWhat I’m currently reading
Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris. I’m just a couple of chapters into it, but I like it so far.

I’m also devouring “Nurture by Nature: Understand Your Child’s Personality Type – And Become a Better Parent” by Paul Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger. This book is SO good, I’ve had tons of lightbulb moments and I’ll share more details about it in a separate post within the next few days.

– What I recently finished reading
“The Body” by Stephen King. I know King is mostly known for his horror/terror books but really, his masterpieces are the life stories he writes so well: The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and this story. King has such a good grasp of all human emotions and thoughts and is such a good writer… His words just flow on the page and you never want to put the book down. “The Body” is no exception and I really enjoyed the read. I’m not sure I want to see the movie “Stand by Me” now, as it just can’t be as good as the original story…

– What I think I’ll read next
I was going to read “The Hypnotist” by Lars Kepler because NPR had a great review on their website, but after reading the book reviews on Amazon I changed my mind. So now I don’t know what I’ll be reading next, but I still have a few books on the shelf.

 My kids’ bookshelf

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom– What they’re currently reading
More David Shannon books, specifically “Too Many Toys” – find out what happens when a mom wants to get rid of some of Spencer’s toys after they overtake the house.

“Chicka chicka boom boom” by Bill Martin, Jr. My youngest requested this book a few weeks ago and we finally got it from the library. It is quite a funny book to teach the alphabet! The very day we got the book, my five-year-old asked, Mama, how come you didn’t also get Chicka Chicka 123? I guess I’ll be getting this one soon too!

– What they recently finished reading
“The Foolish Tortoise” by Richard Buckley (illustrated by Eric Carle) – when a tortoise decides to get rid of its shell because it’s too heavy, it quickly realizes this may not be such a good idea…

“My Sitter is a T-Rex!” by Paul Orshoski – somehow you quickly start wondering if leaving your child with a T-Rex for a few hours is reasonable. Great story for kids who love dinosaurs.

– What I think they’ll read next
I’m looking for season related books (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and soon Christmas) so we’ll probably get to read many new books in the near future with these themes. Feel free to suggest!

What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?

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www Wednesdays – September 28, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

I’ve managed to read a couple of books in the past week and I’ve found some cool books to read with the kids, so it’s been a productive week, at least on the reading side.

My bookshelf

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett– What I’m currently reading
The Body by Stephen King. Shame on me, I’ve never seen the movie “Stand by me”, which is based on King’s short story. So I thought it’s about time I read the book where it all started from…

– What I recently finished reading
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. This book was on NPR’s list of 2011 summer reads and I’m glad I followed their advice. A story mixing adventure, medical discoveries, ethics and hope, it’s hard to put the book down. I’m pleased to see the ending wraps things up and leaves some things unanswered, on purpose. This would be a great book to submit for a book club.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. A short, simple story about life in a Soviet Gulag in the middle of winter and sub-zero temperatures of Siberia. Solzhenitsyn drew from his own experience when imprisoned for 10 years in a gulag to write his first novel. There’s a lot  to learn about this period in history, as well as human nature and our spirit of survival. I think I would have frozen to death on my very first day. Seriously.

– What I think I’ll read next
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. It’s about time for me to read a funny book, and I think this one just may do the trick!

My kids’ bookshelf

No, David! by David ShannonWhat they’re currently reading
We’ve on a David Shannon streak and we all both his hilarious books about David’s (mis)adventures. I recommend David’s stories to all kids from 2 to 6 – they are laugh out loud funny!
No, David!
David Gets in Trouble
David Goes to School
Good Boy, Fergus! (Fergus is David’s dog…)

– What they recently finished reading
Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash by Sarah Weeks – Mrs McNosh plants a squash seed that instantly starts to grow at an amazing speed. I want her seeds for my garden!
A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade by James Preller – a great book for boys who are obsessed with pirates. Perfect, I have two of them at home.
Rude Giants by Audrey Wood. A great lesson on teaching good manners and what good can come out of it.

– What I think they’ll read next
We have sooooo many books in our pile still to read, and more to pick up at the library, I’m not sure what the kids will want to read next. But I’ll make sure I share with you the highlights next week.

What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?

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