I read a romance novel this week that started out good but ended up so predictable that it was meh. I don’t often read romance novels so I hate when that happens. This year for my birthday I was given a $25 gift card to a bookstore. So far I’ve only used $7 of it (I shop the clearance section) but have two books. I was shocked at the price when we took the books to cash because one of the books I chose had been reduced a further $5. So I am reading this excellent book about a German family’s experience in WWII, and I only had to pay $2 for it. The book is Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War. It is written by Wolfram’s son-in-law. Wolfram’s family was definitely not in line with Hitler’s way of thinking. I enjoy reading biographies and memoirs. They are definitely my favourite genre.
15-year-old daughter – The Book Thief – She wrote an excellent review of it on her blog “Ramblings of a Janeite”. I know I’m the proud mom, but you should give this review a read.
13-year-old son – Outcast of Redwall
11-year-old son – The Lost Treasure of Casa Loma by Eric Wilson. Eric Wilson is a Canadian author who writes mystery stories for ages 10-14. He uses well-known places in Canada as the settings for his stories.
9-year-old daughter – Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus. This is a series of books about a mouse detective who patterns his detecting after Sherlock Holmes. I think you can only find these used now so keep your eyes open for them because they’re worth getting.
8-year-old daughter – Family Circus books
6-year-old son – Bear in a Chair by Tim Healy
2-year-old son – Little Penguin and Friends – This is a board book with things to feel.
Another good reading week for us. How has it been for your family?
Jennifer is the happily married wife of a pastor and the somewhat-tired-but-oh-so happy mum to eight beautiful children. She loves to try new healthy recipes, sew, read to her children, garden and play the piano.
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