I’ve had fun over the past week or two dipping back into some Scarlet Pimpernel books. The most recent was Sir Percy Hits Back. This book doesn’t have Sir Percy showing up until well into the story. The story’s interesting though with an astonishing twist near the end. If you enjoy the Scarlet Pimpernel, you really need to read this one.
My children were so not communicative when I asked them what they had read and how they liked it. I had such enlightening answers as “It was good” – Really? You read The Book Thief? One of the most awesome books, and all you can say is that it was good? Anyway, here’s what they enjoyed reading. I mean, I can only assume they enjoyed the books since they read them to the end.
18-year-old daughter – Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maude Montgomery. This one is probably in my top three Anne books. It always made me feel cozy when I read it. I don’t know why. It just did.
16-year-old son – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. For a really good review of this book, my daughter did one on her blog. She really captured the author’s writing style in her review.
14-year-old son – Rugosa by Creek Stewart. This book is very well written about what to do in survival situations. It teaches without feeling like it was teaching.
13-year-old daughter – Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl
11-year-old daughter – The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. This may be her first Nancy Drew. We own pretty much all of them so if she enjoys it she’ll have lots more to read.
9-year-old son – This son is still working on learning to read. Reading is a struggle at this point and not something he does for fun. He is improving, but he has yet to reach that tipping point where reading is more pleasure than work.
6-year-old son – The Little Farm by Lois Lenski. This is the first book that I’ve heard this son read all. by. himself. So exciting. He read at least 95% with no help!
4-year-old son – Blue-Ribbon Henry by Mary Calhoun. As a rule I do not particularly like Siamese cats, but you can’t help liking Henry. He’s very adventurous – riding a hot-air balloon, sailing a boat, walking a high wire and winning a prize at the local fair. I think we have all of his stories and enjoy them all. Nope. Just checked Amazon. There’s at least two we don’t have.
Would you mind sharing what you enjoyed in your reading this week, or like my children would you rather keep it to yourself? 🙂