Sunday, April 5, 2009

TSS: Reading diary

The Sunday Salon.comIt's been a glorious Sunday here in Portland, the sun finally found its way through the clouds for more than an hour at a time! My boys spent the afternoon selling homemade felt cat toys at a homeschool craft bazaar and I think they did a respectable business, though with half the proceeds going to charity it wasn't a big haul in the end. Fun, though!

I'm currently reading Christopher Moore's Fool. Expect a whole post later this week to help you decide whether it's the right book for you or not, because it's definitely not for everyone! I want to make a flow chart but I'm not sure I have the software to do that right. In any case: it's probably going to be my third favorite Moore book, after #1, Fluke and #2, Lamb.

With my kids, we're on the third book (The Ice Bound Land) in the Ranger's Apprentice series. As read-aloud series' go, this one rivals Harry Potter in how much it's captured all of us. I love when we find a series that has equal appeal for all the age groups represented in our family, and this one just keeps getting better with each book in the series. It's realistic fantasy (no magic, no dragons, and more emphasis on the adventure than the mystical creatures that do show up every so often), the characters are richly loveable, and they make us laugh.

If you haven't seen the new C.O.R.A. Diversity Roll Call weekly meme, I hope you'll check out this week's posts and participate in its debut week. (And if you have seen it, sorry to keep harping on it, but I'd like to have at least 10 participants this week and we have...let me check....three. Including me. But the next question won't be posted until Friday, so you have all week to join in!


  1. Reading aloud with your boys brings back such fond memories for me. Enjoy that age while you can.

  2. Homemade felt cat toys?! I want some!

  3. Kathy, Thanks, their ages right now are so great. I truly appreciate it every single day. (Not necessarily every second of every single day...)

    Lenore, We'd be glad to send Emmy and the baby kitten one of Ben's little cat toys. Would you like it with or without catnip? Email me.