April 26th . 2016

What’s On Our Nightstands

It’s been a long time since I’ve let you know of all the good reads going on around here. Well friends, I can hold it in no longer. Because I started reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Bastien and it remains absolutely one of my most beloved books. I am so glad he is begging for extra chapters; I just knew he would find that Huck irresistible. And I do love trying to read in the old Southern English, too. (Of course I am swapping out a particular word he should not be hearing as necessary, and we have some good talking points about how things were).

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Hadley and I are reading the delightful Leroy Ninker Saddles Up. Just so sweet and funny! It’s very perfect to end the day giggling in bed. We are also coming down from the recent high of Anne of Green Gables (which tormented her a bit because she always felt so bad for that poor, misunderstood Anne Shirley). And we really cherish Judith Viorst’s wonderful Lulu books too.

I am reading the truly enchanting book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I could not be happier with this anti-climactic snapshot of a long-ago era.

And even as I write, Jim has headed upstairs to find a book for his very own. I think he’s a little weary from reading the much clamored over Guinness World Record books to the kids all week. Who wouldn’t be?

But otherwise, oh, the reading is good around here right now.