Isaac and Joshua LOVE to go the library! We have always promoted a love of reading around our home and the wee boys are following suit. They enjoy preschool story time each week with all of the stories and songs.
So off we went the other day to get a week's worth of books. They were so excited to find another book in the "Oliver and Amanda Pig" series. The older children read these over and over when they were young - Rachel, especially, had a love for Amanda Pig!
Joshua, especially, is very content to sit and look and books for quite some time. Both boys love to have books read to them until Mom gets weary! Now David.............he's another story! This boy would read twelve hours a day if we would let him. He loves history, strategy, and anything military. We are convinced he will be a four-star general some day!
Now, as for myself, I have loved to read for many years and love to collect my favorite books. When we were at the library the other day, I was browsing in the children's section and came across one of my all-time favorite books when I was in fifth and sixth grade...................my parents will recognize this book for sure!
So, I checked this book out to read and see why this was so intriguing to my ten and eleven year old mind. (Disclaimer: I would not necessarily recommend this book as it involves a girl who spies on people, writes it all down, and eventually gets found out!) I finished it last night.............and can't really explain the draw it had on me. But hey, it was a good trip down memory lane!
One of the BEST books I have read recently is "Ribbon of Years" by Robin Lee Hatcher. Oh my, this resonated with me and I bought my own copy to add to my collection. It is the story of a young woman beginning around age 15 and follows her joys, trials, and triumphs through her life as she ages. Really a great read.
Now for a really great non-fiction book that I read recently - "Mrs. Kennedy and Me". This was a wonderful account of the Kennedy years and what life was like in the White House, written by Jackie Kennedy's personal body guard.
I would love to know what you're reading and what your favorite books are! Maybe I will start a side-bar that lists my favorite books!