Wednesday, February 27, 2013
~ what I've been reading ~
I struggled with this week's list for the #52 lists project.
Not because I'm not reading much (I read every day ... it's like a compulsion).
Its because I took the "great" part of the title of the list seriously ... so I've read a lot ... but most of its not even memorable, let alone great.
So these are my top of the tops for the first part of 2013.
Stasiland - I loved this. Fascinating stories from East Germany in the era of WW2.
Keeper - one of my daughter's books. I loved this too. A complex story of mermaids, love, family and dreams. The structure is unusual - short chapters, lots of repetition, jumping around in time lines... but its a fabulous story and we've got lots to talk about.
For all Creatures - a picture book Jack chose from the library last week. It's simply beautiful. This is the practice of gratitude made real - for children (and their parents)...I'm going to write more about this with pictures soon.
A letter - you know I love mail. This was a letter from afar that made me laugh and cry
Foxslane - Kate's writing is honest and warm and I cannot wait for her book to be published
Raising Boys - I keep dipping into this - lots of wise words
Animal People - I just finished this - her art is in capturing the everyday lives of people so accurately - this book is about our values, how we treat animals and what that says about us - lots to think about.
What are you reading?
Do you try and keep up with what your children read?
Are you list-making this year?