Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday Morning Book Post

My friend, Jenn writes a Friday Morning Book Post and I thought this is something I'd like to try this new year. I just posted a list of my favorite books that I happened to read in 2013, but a Friday round-up of sounds like a lot of fun. I mean, when do I not want to talk about books?

So, we gave Luke a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas. He was skeptical that he would like reading on an E-reader, but I think he was convinced by how small and lightweight it is. He wanted to read Divergent. I did not get the chance to pre-read this for him. I re-read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire before handing them off to him a year ago, but I simply could not get to Divergent in time. I decided to let him read it without my checking it out first. This makes me uneasy, but I know that I won't be able to pre-read everything for him. So far, he's really liking this totally different dystopian novel that is Divergent. It's on my to-read in 2014. I'm sure that Luke will want to see the movie in March. The rule is that if there's a book version, we read it before the movie comes out. (I didn't do so well with that rule when it comes to The Hobbit.)

Sam and I are taking our time with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It's not my favorite book in the series, but I do love that flying car that Ron and Harry use to get back to Hogwarts after missing the train. I'm not sure if I will continue this series after this book. Sam's only eight and the series gets a little intense after book four. I'm on the fence about reading The Prisoner of Azkaban just yet.
I gave Sam my old Kindle last year. I downloaded Ella Enchanted when it was $1.99 recently. He was reluctant to begin reading it. Unlike Luke, he cares if the main character is a girl. I told him that Luke and I read this a couple of times and we really enjoyed it. I'm sure that I will have to encourage him through the whole book, but I do think he will like it.

As for Tess, She received Vader's Little Princess for Christmas. This book is just hysterical. It's genius and oh, so funny. Don't you just love that Princess Leia's stuffed bear is an Ewok?
The twins got a ton of great board books for Christmas and just in time too. Paul and I are burned out on so many of them. There were a couple of old board books that Paul asked that we just flat out get rid of.  It turns out that we both  really dislike Curious George and we really don't like Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Perhaps, we just don't like monkeys?

The twins love reading Boynton's Pajama Time. They have it memorized! In fact, we end reading time with them by reading Pajama Time! They received some of these Cozy Classics for Christmas even though, technically, they're too old for books with only one word on each page. I'm enchanted with Emma. I'm amazed that one can get the gist of Emma in only a handful of single words. So, I might like Emma more than both the twins and Tess.
As for me, I'm settling into a novel titled When Sparrows Fall. I haven't read any Christian fiction in a very long time. Hibernating on my Kindle is The Night Circus.
I'm supposed to be reading Longbourn for my book club at the end of this month. It's the re-telling of Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of the help.
So, that's our week in books!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

We stop after The Prisoner of Azkaban until age 11 or so, I think. I was looking at Ella Enchanted too for my 13yo. I'm curious to read what you think of The Night Circus! I've seen very differing opinions!