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Ok, I have a confession to make. Over the last ten to fourteen days I’ve been binge reading the “Underland Chronicles” by Suzanne Collins. This is my second time through this series, and I enjoyed it just as much this time as the last time…maybe even a little more.
I’ve also been reading the book my children gave me for Mother’s Day – GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love by Duncan Barrett. This book follows the lives of four British girls who meet and fall in love with American soldiers. I have to admit that sometimes I find the story lines a little hard to follow because every new chapter continues the story of another girl so you keep switching back and forth between the four story lines. Other than that, I’m thoroughly enjoying this book. My children know the kind of book I like. My oldest daughter is already looking forward to reading it after me.
16-year-old daughter – Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. She finally finished this book, and now I think we’re going to be watching the movie. I’ve neither read the book nor watched the movie start to finish. I’ll be interested to hear her comparison of the two. Then I’ll decide if I really want to read the book.
15-year-old son – Wounded by Eric Walters. This is a Canadian author that we recently discovered and have been enjoying. He seems to have a wide range of settings for his books. This book is about a guy whose dad is in the Special Forces and comes home with PTSD and how the family copes.
13-year-old son – Encyclopedia of Small Arms by Martin Dougherty
11-year-old daughter – Only a Novel by Amy Dashwood. According the my oldest daughter this book is a light read with a good dash of romance. It’s an excellent choice for Jane Austen and period drama fans.
9-year-old daughter – The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
7-year-old son – The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning. I don’t know how much of this story he understood, but I know he enjoyed cuddling up next to me, and I enjoyed the way the words roll off the tongue when you read this poem out loud.
4-year-old son – Spot’s Hospital Visit by Eric Hill. Not to complain…but can we please be finished with Spot already?
2-year-old son – Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. This book really hit his funny bone, and he laughed his way through it. There is nothing so infectious as a baby’s laugh.
What did you read this week?