Monday, June 16, 2008

Library

Every Monday, the kids and I go to the library. We check out books to read all week, then get new ones the next week.

I read to the kids out loud, stories like Jack in the Beanstalk and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and Ameilia Bedilia, then Kamy and Keaton read books to themselves that are on their own reading level.

I also check out books to read for me. Lately, I've read The Notebook, Princess Bride, Message in a Bottle, The Twighlight Series, The Host, and some Jane Austin books. I've also read the Jurrassic Park books, which are very good. Swiss Family Robinson is another favorite. I've read the Ugly Series, as well as The Libba Bray books.

I'm on the lookout for more books to read. Do you have any suggestions?

12 comments:

KJ-Starre said...

I read all the time but I am a book pleb....I arrive @ the library...I look on the 'just-returned' rack, I pick up the ones with the coolest covers....if they are not detective or forensic....I put them back & look again...& so on, & so on....
Unlike my friend Melody....she is a real reader & even goes to book club. I'll ask her & mail you a list of real books...OK!
x

dippyrooroo said...

My sister in law let me borrow a series of books called The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. They are a nice calm sort of read. They are set in Botswana, Africa, and the characters are very lovable. I read The Poisonwood Bible a few years ago, and I think it explained some of the African culture things that are skimmed over in these books. It's a totally different kind of read, but I highly recommend it. It deals with much weightier themes of cultural differences, religion, racism, family issues, lots of good stuff. I've also recently been re-reading the Chronicles of Narnia. They are just as good as I remember them.

sharon c... that's me said...

eldest and eragon

April said...

some of my favorites have been The Girl with the Pearl Earring, The Other Boleyn Girl and My Antonia.

dippyrooroo said...

I just thought of another good one- Howl's Moving Castle. Really good!

Ande said...

I love books by the gal that wrote Thornbirds. She has one that is called : Ladies of Mussilonge Lane or something like that. I loved it. Have you ever read Heidi or Heidi Grows Up? I am trying to read books that Xanen will soon be interested in or that they will try and have him read at school. That way I know what he is reading and if it is even app. for him. I know there were some growing up that I read that my mom got really upset about. I also like The Mermaid Chair and Secret Lives of Bees. Happy reading!!!

I'm Always Rite said...

I also take the kids to the library every Monday! It's one of our favorite places! My reading recommendations are:
Author Kate DiCamillo! She wrote The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, & Tiger Rising. Simon and I will start Tiger Rising today, but I've read all the rest and they are wonderful! Kate Dicamillo is an amazing story teller! I also highly recommend The Chronicles of Narnia (in chronilogical order), Spiderwick, Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code & Angels and Demons. I could go on, but I'll leave you with that for now.

BrittanyLane said...

I go on a major reading spree about once a year. I love all of those on your list. Have you ever read the Sabriel series by Garth Nix? Really cool. My husband even loves them.

The Girls' Mom said...

I just finished Uncle tom's Cabin. It is one of my most favorite books now.

Queen of Chaos said...

If you come to my blog you can see what books I recommend!

courtney said...

Orson Scott Card: Enchanted, Sarah, Rebecca, and Racheal and Leah.

Five-Browns said...

This is Mel, KJ-Starres friend...am notquite as acclaimed as Kim says BUT am reading the following right now:

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Opening your childs spiritual windows
cheri fuller

My Lobotomy, A memoir
Howard Dully

Deceived, A true story (that will blow your mind!)
Sarah Smith.

I tend to to read true stuff, not a huge fiction reader but do enjoy the odd Picoult or Bryson on occasion!