The week’s reading

April 3, 2014 @ 5:41 pm | Filed under: Books

lilies at balboa

Before it gets away from me…

The King’s Fifth, two chapters with Rose and Bean

Story of Science, chapter on Newton and light/optics (of course we had to get down our prism and paint rainbows all over the walls)

Sonnet 49, Shakespeare, “Against that time…” with Rose

“Neglect” by R. T. Smith (Poetry 180) with all kids

A number of spring-themed poems from The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” with Rose, and background reading on Swift on my own for prep

The beginning of Gulliver’s Travels, also with Rose

Where the Sidewalk Ends, about half the book, with Rilla and Huck

Now We Are Six, selected poems, with Rilla

The Secret Garden, continued with Rilla (Colin!)

Curriculum Vitae, Muriel Spark, first forty pages or so

Plus all sorts of interesting longform articles for my editorial gig


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  1. I love hearing what you are reading, thanks!! :)

  2. Now We Are Six is one of my all-time favorites. And I enjoy seeing all the wonderful things you are reading. That said, I don’t know if it’s because Spring has been a little late in showing up around here, but when you said “spring-themed poems” my first thought was of mechanical springs, you know, the kind that go “boing”. I either need more sleep, or warmer weather!

  3. My L just got to Collin too. We are listening to the audio book. This the perfect time of year for it. :)