A not-inclusive list of things that are delighting us:
James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small – this marvelous trip in time, geography, and career has captivated our whole family.
Nightwatch – sly, satiric yet full of heart, dramatic. Originally bought for me to listen to as I walked the dog on cold, dark, winter nights, it became a couple thing, and now Sandra can’t get enough Terry Pratchett on audio.
Tales from the Odyssey -another dramatic family favourite.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Wow. How can I not have heard of this series before?! We started it on our camping trip and the kids and Rainer were begging me to read it all through the day and not just at bedtimes. I didn’t let them know any of the plot before we started the first one, and as the Greek themes revealed themselves they were delighted and agog. Funny narrator, dramatic and gripping plotline, memorable world.
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh – You’re never too old. This is cracking the kids and me right up.
Me: Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginnings of the Modern World – witty and interesting, and I’m always up for a good book on the Middle Ages
Sandra: Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident – “It’s really good, Mom. You should read it.”
Tias: it’s all Calvin and Hobbes these days
Dear Amanda – I dug this up the other day for a La Leche League meeting I was leading. It does such a marvelous job of describing the roller coaster ride that is mindful parenting. It makes me laugh and cry. Ironically, I couldn’t use it at the meeting because there were so many babies and toddlers there that we were all too busy parenting to listen to a long essay.
Makeunder My Life – addition through subtraction
From the Earth to the Moon – Wow.
Elizabeth I – Complicated woman, fabulous clothes, with dashes of goriness thrown in to remind you of the reality of the times