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 HervΓ© 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 πŸ™ 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:

  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!