I read an exceptionally good memoir of the Holocaust this week. Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs by Manny Steinberg. Manny tells the story of how he, his brother and his father survived the Holocaust and later came to start a new life in America. His father was a man of dignity and never let the degradation of the camps take that away from him.
16-year-old daughter – The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 5: The Frontier Stories. I enjoy reading Louis L’Amour’s westerns. I’m so glad my children have discovered him.
14-year-old son – Brick Wonders: Ancient, Modern, and Natural Wonders Made from LEGO by Warren Elsmore. This looks interesting. I want to have a look at it before he takes it back to the library.
12-year-old son – The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events # 9) by Lemony Snicket
11-year-old daughter – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. I’m reading this out loud to the younger ones. My daughters assure me I’ll be crying by the end.
9-year-old daughter – Alexis Gets Frosted by Coco Simon
7-year-old son – Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
4-year-old son – The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. I keep asking them to pick books we haven’t read for a long time, and they keep bringing me all their old favourites that I have memorized. Sigh.
What did you read this week?