- What I’m currently reading
Seven years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer. I just started this book and it’s taking me a little time to get used to the writing style. Harrer apologizes for not being a professional writer and it shows as his prose is very factual and not too lively. I’m looking forward to his encounter with the Dalai Lama and his extended stay in Tibet though.
- What I recently finished reading
Harlan Coben’s Tell No One. Wow, what a page turner. What a story, maybe too intricate for some, but I really think Coben pulls it off nicely, up to the very last page. A thriller with murders and mysteries full of human insight, it kept me on the edge until I was done. If you like this type of books, I highly recommend it.
The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott. I reviewed it as I was about done last week and I liked the book so much I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.
- What I think I’ll read next
The Sorceress, the third in the series of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. It’s actually waiting for me at the library and I can’t wait to find out what happens to Nicholas, Perenelle, Scatty, Sophie and Josh. There are actually six books in this series and the last one is coming out this May so I’ll get to read the whole series in less than a year.
My kids’ bookshelf
- What they’re currently reading
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle. You can never go wrong with Eric Carle’s books and this one is no exception. It really shows kids how to think outside of the box for artistic purposes.
The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet (the author of the Minnie & Moo books). The hilarious tale of Mr. Wilkerson, lover of pumpkin pie, who returns as a ghost on Halloween night to demand some good pie from Jack and his grandmother, the new owners of Wilkerson’s house. I was concerned about the haunting ghost freaking out my kids, but the nonchalant grandmother’s attitude towards him helps make Wilkerson’s character laughable rather than scary.
The Fox and the Hen by Eric Battut (a French author). Henrietta the hen makes the mistake to trade her first egg with the fox and the other farm animals help her get it back. This is quite a trying experience as the fox is very determined to eat this egg for breakfast and his cunning mind is hard to beat.
- What they recently finished reading
When I Was King by Linda Ashman. A cute story about a young boy who loses his “king of the house” status where his baby brother arrives. This is a great book for the little ones (and their parents) who are anxious about the arrival of a sibling.
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky (thank you Vivian at Positive Parental Participation for recommending this book). A nice way to address the subject of refusing to take on responsibilities and developing some problem-solving skills.
- What I think they’ll read next
More books! ;-)
What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?
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