Last week, before the Plague hit, Scorch and I finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I didn’t want him reading the Harry Potter books this young- but many of his friends were and he begged for months before I finally gave in. We went slow- just 3 or 4 pages a night- and he loved them. He begged to read them on his own* because he couldn’t stand how slow we were going but since we were reading on the Nook, I got to dictate the pace. As we got close to the end, I got him his own paperback copy of the book and we used that for the final 3 chapters. When we read the last chapter, I admit, I got choked up. I mean the part with Neville getting the final points for Gryffendor always gets me, but the fact that I was sitting there, reading one of my favorite books, with my kid who was cheering out loud during the whole thing just put me over the edge. If I haven’t it said it before, let me say it again, books are awesome (and the kid isn’t half bad either!).
Since HP has been taking up a lot of our time, we’ve haven’t read many other books lately with the kiddos, but here are a few that we’ve loved recently:
> The Diary of a Wombat books are precious! The are sweet and funny and beautifully drawn- we love them all!
> We just read a new-to-us Mo Williems books tonight (Should I Share My Ice Cream with Gerald and Piggie- our favorites!) and we loved it. Heck, we love all his books.
> Please, Puppy, Please may be one of our all time favorite, sweetest books ever. Seriously- the illustrations will get you as will the lovely, simple story about kids and their puppy.
As for me, I seem to be in a reading drought. I’m reading a lot- but nothing is really grabbing me. I’m up for any recommendations you may have, please!
*I wouldn’t let him, which I think earns me a seat in hell because that’s some grade-A torture for him right there!
I’ve had a string of pretty mediocre reads lately too! Several that I’d had on my request list at the library and, having started them, have no idea why…
A few I would recommend though, are: The Unfinished Child (of particularly relevance to me, as it deals with Down syndrome in several different ways, but a very well-written story), Jodi Picoult’s newest one, The Storyteller (hit me HARD though, it’s very disturbing in many ways) and I may have already recommended it, but Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
Let me know if you come across any other good ones! And so sorry you guys got hit with another stomach bug. P spent the night throwing up the other night (yep, three days til moving, because OF COURSE) and I was sooooooo afraid it was going to take us all down. I suppose it still could but I am cautiously optimistic at this point as no one has fallen yet…
Thank you for the recs! I’m hording book ideas for our vacations this summer and I just added the first too on the list. I did read Me Before You on your recommendation and had a nice big ugly cry over that one!
Hope everyone stays healthy and the move goes as smoothly as these things can! Can’t wait to see more pics of the new house!