We have been all about reading lately. I already mentioned that I am in the second book of Nephi in the BOM and LOVING it!
We are also deep into the Book of Mormon Stories with Ambrose and you should have seen his face last night when we read about Ammon cutting off all those arms..... awesome.
Today it is raining and pouring so Ambrose and I finished Flat Stanley- the little chapter book version.
Now he can't wait for our usual Thursday library excursion to see if they have: Stanley, Flat Again!
Also, a neighbor dropped off this:
and a friend recommended this for our little monthly book club:
And both were fun, short reads and not something I would read everyday so I liked the variety. Young Adult Literature is awesome because you get to feel all super smart that you can swallow a book whole in a matter of hours. Plus the plots and imagery are usually a good time.
And, of course, I have been reading for my classes I teach. Our first essay was Barbara Kingsolver's Somebody's Baby and I had so much to say about it that I had to make a mental note before starting each class to give everyone a chance to talk!
Check it out here. I know you'll have a lot to say about it too if you are a mother, or a father, if you have ever been on an airplane with a crying child, if you are a member of a community with children, if you were ever once a child yourself.... so basically everyone. Great essay Barb.
Today I'm having them discuss our next essay by Harriet Jacobs called The Women about how favorite female slaves were treated by their masters. Very interesting and heartbreaking.
If you are of the geeky English persuasion this will be nothing new to you, but isn't Eats, Shoots & Leaves hilarious!?!
I've been hacking away at that one over the last month or so. I'll just pick it up for a good, hard laugh. This fact alone leads me to believe that I am, in fact, a gigantic nerd. I'm OK with that.
Read any good books lately?