Hey there, friends! How are things going? This past week has been good. My sister was home this weekend for her birthday and it was wonderful to have the whole family together. We also went to back to school night at David's preschool this week. It was great to have the chance to really talk with his teacher and find out about all of the things he will be doing this semester. I did, however, have one of those obnoxious parenting moment when his teacher said that this class would prepare them to read but they wouldn't necessarily be reading by the end of the year. I may have given my husband a smirky sort of smile because our little guy already can. (End of obnoxious parent routine)
Anyway, about the books...
Read This Week:
Finishing the Hat
By Stephen Sondheim
Troubling A Star
By Madeleine L'Engle
Oryx and Crake
By Margaret Atwood
Posts from this Past Week:
Wednesdays with David: Superhero School
Reviews of Madame Tussaud, The Great Good Thing, and Dune Road
Swing Low: A Life
By Miriam Toews
By Monica Ali
What are you reading this week?
Brick Lane sounds appealing. I look forward to your review. A new reader in the family - yeah for you!ReplyDelete
I'm really interested in Brick Lane too. I'm trying to diversify and read about the experiences of people from different places, even if those experiences are fictional!Delete
You are entitled to those smirky smiles! Have a great week of reading.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nise! You always have to be careful of that fine line between celebrating and obnoxious bragging...Delete
I hope you have some great books this week too!
What interesting looking titles. And yay that your David can already read! :-)Happy reading to the whole family.ReplyDelete
I think it will be a good bunch of books this week. :)Delete
It's fun watching him learn new words and revisiting books that I loved as a kid.
:) Have a lovely reading week! The Brunette Librarian's BlogReplyDelete
Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful week as well!Delete
I have yet to read Margaret Atwood and I think most of her books are on the Banned books lists so what s taking me so long?:)ReplyDelete
Sheila, they are so good. I would start with The Handmaid's Tale or the Blind Assassin. The Handmaid's Tale is probably the one on the banned book list, though.Delete
I really must read Oryx and Crake...I love Atwood, and I have the sequel (The Year of the Flood) on Sparky, my Kindle. I think I should read O & C first.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
There's a great twist at the end of the Oryx and Crake. I was trying to figure out how she could justify a sequel (or series) and then I got to the end and it all made a lot of sense.Delete
I hope you have a great week too!
It's always great when parents set examples of how reading should be part of everyone's lives- the younger the better!ReplyDelete
I loved reading as a child and it's been wonderful reading with him. I will be a little sad on the day when he doesn't need my help anymore, though!Delete
I LOVED Oryx and Crake when I read it. My favorite book this week was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Please come see what I'm reading now.ReplyDelete
Did you read the sequel? I'm interested to see what she does in The Year of the Flood.Delete
Sounds like you had a great week. Oryx and Crake and Brick Lane are too books that are on my reading list. Love Atwood.ReplyDelete
I love her too. I don't know why it took me so long to get to this one!Delete
I really love Margaret Atwood. I have read The Year of the Flood, but not Oryx and Crake, although I own it. I need to read it though. :) Have a great week!ReplyDelete
How was it for you starting with the sequel? Was it good?Delete
LOL at the reading pre-schooler.. I can relate. I feel like each of my kids are being 'held back' because of how the system teaches to the test etc and as such my kids have to keep pace with everyone else, which is slower than what they should aspire to. I love that they get all A's but I hate how they seem so bored. (steps off my soapbox).ReplyDelete
I haven't seen that Madeline L'Engle book, I shall have to look into that one. Here's my Monday post.
I get your soap box completely. It's something I think/worry about. I was bored in the first few grades until advanced classes kicked in. I hope the same thing doesn't happen to David.Delete
Brag it up girl, I would be! Brick Lane sounds like something I would really like, looking forward to your review!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer! It's good to have people who will tell you when it's the right time to brag about your kids. :)Delete
I borrowed Brick Lane from a friend and I'm excited to start it in a few days.
I'm a new follower! I loved Oryx and Crake and it's sequel, The Year of the Flood. I'm also a huge fan of L'Engle but I've never read that book. I might have to see about reading it. It's such a shame that she's gone.ReplyDelete
Hooray and welcome!Delete
I am so sad that she is gone, but she is one of those authors whose complete works I am determined to collect. She was one of my favorite writers as a young girl and she still is today.
I've never heard of Troubling A Star by I loved A Wrinkle in Time! Sounds like you have a great reading week planned.ReplyDelete
It's a different series than A Wrinkle in Time. Troubling A Star is one of the books about the Austin family. They have a similar feel but different characters.Delete
I hope David is enjoying preschool. My oldest was a precocious reader too. This looks like an eclectic collection of good books. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
David is loving preschool. He has a bunch of little friends already and he's already been there a few weeks.Delete
I hope you have great books this week too!
Both Swing Low and Brick Lane sound intriguing. I hope you little boy enjoys reading as much as you do!ReplyDelete
Have a great reading week!
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
Thanks Shellyrae! Once you get them to love reading, you have to fight to get them to stop, right? "No honey, no more stories, it's really bedtime now!" :)Delete
I loved the Monica Ali book about princess Di - ack the title escapes the mind and I'm too lazy to look it up :)so I'm intrigued by Brick Lane. I hated the Oryx and Crake book as I recall - too dark a future for me!ReplyDelete
I'm a first time visitor - thanks for the interesting blog.
Yes, I know the book you are talking about. It's on my never ending to-be-read list.Delete
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to see you often! :)