It's Friday! And what a cold, dreary Friday it is, too. I just finished baking what I thought was 69 loaves of pumpkin bread, but apparently my counting was way off - she picked them up as I baked - and I really baked 78 or something. But that's okay! They ordered 21 more! Yay!
As you can imagine, I haven't read as much these last couple of days, but I didn't do a Friday Reads post last week, so I have two weeks of reading to share.
Let's start with what the girls and I are reading together. The last two nights, we've taken a break from the wonderful Patchwork Girl of Oz to read the second Betsy-Tacy book!
|Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace,|
illustrated by Lois Lenski.
Original edition published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1941.
Reprint edition by HarperCollins, 2000.
Big Sis has been reading Fudge-A-Mania by Judy Blume at school. It's her teacher's copy. Occasionally she remembers the American Girl mystery book she has checked out from the school library. She's allowed to pick out two books at a time from the school library. Besides the American Girl book she keep re-checking, she has also checked these out:
|Bad Kitty Meets the Baby (2012) and Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (2009)|
by Nick Bruel. (Square Fish)
Little Sis has been on a Junie B. Jones kick lately. She isn't reading on her own yet, although she's in the fast reading group at school and I'm sure she will be there by the end of kindergarten! When Daddy is home and not sleeping - the sad reality of being a railroad conductor - she pesters him to re-read Ivy & Bean to her. Big Sis and I read Junie B. to her, and this is the one we all read together, in memory of Barbara Park:
|Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying|
by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus.
Random House Books for Young Readers, 1994.
Now what have I been reading on my own? Grown-up books! Really! I'm trying to rush through books on my shelves and in the library bag, before I devote the rest of the year to my holiday/seasonal binge-reading.
|The Girl Who Chased the Moon |
by Sarah Addison Allen.
Random House, 2010.
|The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen.|
Random House, 2011.
Sarah Addison Allen's next book, Lost Lake, comes out in January! There is a book trailer:
After completing these literary excursions through the Deep South, I ventured to Australia and England via Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden.
|The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.|
Atria Books, 2009.
Moving on, I am now reading the second book in Alex Grecian's Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series.
|The Black Country by Alex Grecian.|
Putnam Adult, 2013.
I have several massive stacks of holiday books from the library, and I plan to feature some Thanksgiving and harvest-themed titles next week. I have Christmas stuff swirling like sugar plums in my head, but I will not do the Christmas (or Advent!) thing until Thanksgiving is over and done. I will say, I've found some goodies!
Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!