I haven’t been feeling well this past week so I have been doing a lot of reading while I rested, but most of the reading was very lite.
I finally finished Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. My daughter asked me to proof-read this for her. There wasn’t a lot of language, but there was more content than I was comfortable with. And besides all of that I didn’t enjoy the writing style, and the story didn’t “wow” me. All of this means that I’m not likely to ever read this book again. And that, I think, is the first really negative review I’ve done on here, but if I can spare someone else from this book then that’s okay.
18-year-old daughter – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Awesome – her word. And here is a link to her review. And now after reading her review before I linked it here, I want to read this book again.
16-year-old son – No book for him today. He’s started a new job and hasn’t had a lot of time to read. He’s loving his job though.
15-year-old son – Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques. Ezra loves to draw so when I see him reading a book I know it has to be good. I want to read this one when he’s finished. Interesting fact – The man who wrote the Redwall stories originally made them up to tell to students in a school for blind children.
13-year-old daughter – The Preacher’s Daughter by Beverly Lewis. She’s not finished the book yet, and right now she’s really feeling the main character’s frustrations. I guess that means she’s enjoying the book.
11-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son – These two have been spending so much time outside, they haven’t been reading much. In fact, that’s where they are now so I can’t ask them what they have read.
6-year-old son – Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss. He’s reading is getting so good. It’s fun to listen to him read Seuss.
4-year-old son – Henry and the Elephant (a Thomas the Tank Engine story). I’m not a huge fan of Thomas because the stories are so slap-you-right-between-the-eyes with their moral lessons. But my little guys like Thomas and his friends so I do occasionally read one of these books to them.
So that’s how our reading week has gone. How has yours been?