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!