Books People in My House Are Reading Today

June 30, 2005 @ 7:08 am | Filed under:

Little Children by Tom Perrotta (Scott says I should read this next)
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell (he has been reading bits and pieces to me—fascinating)

The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (for the umpteenth time)
1984 by George Orwell (for the first time, surprisingly)

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns (tattered, dogeared, one of her favorite books)

•the Samantha & Josefina books (and apparently she can’t decide which one to be today…she showed me a slip of paper on which she had written “Samfina” and “Josemantha,” her attempt, evidently, to satisify both role-playing impulses at once)

Scott to the girls:
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotsen

Me to Rose at quiet time:
The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Me to Beanie at naptime:
Brave Georgie Goat by Denis Roche

Me to all three girls:
The Wheel on the School by Meindert de Jong (still)
A Life of Our Lord for Children by Marigold Hunt

And on audio:
•(Jane) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
•(all girls) Irish Folk Tales by Sharon Kennedy

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