Sniffle cough

January 31, 2013 @ 7:24 pm | Filed under: Books

First Jane got sick, then I got sick, then Scott got sick. I’m waiting for the next domino to topple…waiting in my bed, all bundled up and aching, reading a little, playing that art puzzle game, which is very soothing. I wasn’t up to our usual morning read-aloud time (no Winter Holiday, alas), but we had a tall new stack of picture books come into the library the day before, a bunch of Dan Yaccarino and Bob Staake things I’d requested, Boy + Bot, (art by Yaccarino, written by Ame Dykeman), The Donut Chef (Staake), a bunch of others—go look at their sites; they have so many good books. You may recognize Dan’s art from the Oswald show, which my littles love. (Though I think possibly it’s Scott who loves it most of all.)

Rose did all the reading. Huck loves loves loves Hervé Tullet’s Press Here.

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Also, she did all the dishes.

Then Rilla and I listened to a couple of chapters (somewhat abridged, I realized later) of The Wind in the Willows, magnificently narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi . I picked up this edition, a BBC Radio dramatization, on sale years ago, and we’d never listened. The voices are splendid.


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  1. I’m sorry you’re unwell :-( I hope you get better soon. What an angel your Rose is.

    I would listen to Derek Jacobi reading the phone book.

  2. Sending get well wishes your way – I hope you’re all up and frolicking soon! xo

  3. Daughters are AMAZING.

  4. Sorry you hav the cold. We had it a couple of weeks ago and it was no fun. Did make us all appreciate the blessing of frozen foods — since no one wanted to cook! Hope you feel well soon.

    Is this cheering? I saw on The Writer’s Almanac this AM that todau (Feb. 1) is Muriel Spark’s birthday. “A Far Cry from Kensington” came yesterday from ILL and I can hardly wait to get started on it, as soon as current book is finished.

    Writers’ Almanac:

    http://app.info.americanpublicmediagroup.org/e/es?s=1715082578&e=6457&elq=25285b5f07fa47538bde10402f8cef49

  5. Lindsay, we’re thinking alike! I was just tweeting my exuberance over Spark’s birthday! Can’t wait to hear what you think of Kensington!