As the weather gets cooler we are reading together more. Reading to the boys is about the only thing that calms their fidgets! Every week I put as much stuff on hold on my library card as I can. They only allow ten holds at a time, but when the stuff arrives at my destination library, they scan it through and I can put more on hold without having picked the other stuff up. I love book lists. I refer to catalogs and lists constantly, especially when I start to notice someone else has the same tastes as I do.
Here are some of the things we've been reading lately. Some worth buying, some are just a "check-out and read a few times" type book:
To the little boys:
Daniel Boone's Great Escape
Patrick Paints a Picture
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit And Friends
Young Mozart (Picture Puffins)
To the kids at lunch I am reading the "Childhood of famous Americans" edition for Sam Houston. Which I can't find anywhere to make a link, so maybe it's out of print. My girls especially really enjoy this series and read these biographies quite willingly.
Shayleen just finished
Letters to a Young Conservative (The Art of Mentoring)
And she really, really enjoyed it. I can tell she enjoys a book when she follows me around the house telling me about it. I didn't read it myself, but she felt that he made conservative arguments quite plain, and maybe more importantly, easier to vocalize and give to others when explaining our view point. Because when have we not been in a situation where someone puts something forth and we don't speak up or defend our own view not necessarily out of cowardliness or uncertainty, but out of not being able to capsulize it into something we can put forth easily and quickly? So based on her reaction to the book, I would recommend it.
Forrest? Computer programming books. Which I have no understanding of, no comment about, nothing to say except, well... I guess someone has to read them. *Yawn*
The Lord bless you and keep you