The fifth grader: 100 Cupboards. I haven’t pre-read this. I hope its fine. I swiped it off the sidebar of Cindy Rollins website, so I’m hoping yes. Its on my to-be-read pile.
Second Grader – He’s working through the Peanuts Treasury. I know, heavy stuff.
Kindergartner – Bob Book Set A Books 3. Yes! He’s reading. When he wants to complete a book he’ll read the first two. Otherwise, he’s on the couch next to me complaining and rolling and writhing around working through book 3. Its torture. For both of us.
Me – I just finished Daddy Long Legs. I enjoyed the book immensely (read the Gutenberg edition on my Nook), and couldn’t put it down. I can’t stand the references to Fabian Socialism, though. And the contradictions in actions and deeds make my head spin. Of course, I had to look up Webster’s biography and found she was part of the popular Eugenics group in the early 20th century. Go figure.
I digress. Mysteries of Life in Children’s Literature. I thought I would love this. Its a phenomenal topic covered in a weird way. In fact, I’m returning it to the library unfinished. It seemed a little haphazard and backwards. He came up with the mystery of life and then proved it was in children’s literature (specifically, fairy tales). I’d rather have him disect a fairy tale – or any book – and find the mystery of life in it. I have more to say, but I won’t.
C. S. Lewis and the Catholic Church. Heaven help me.I have only recently discovered Joseph Pearce (I know, where have I been?). This is another book that I’m deeply into – I just finished chapter 3 and so, of course am an expert. Its fabulous. If you are any kind of respectable Lewis fan, you need to read this book.
(ahem. sometimes I sew)