Our Week in Books: Thursday

July 8, 2010 @ 8:08 pm | Filed under:

For one week I am attempting to record everything each member of the family reads. Today is day three. Day one. Day two.

Lord Peter by Dorothy Sayers
Unexplained (cont.)
Showcase Presents: Batman #4
Mansfield Park (cont.)
Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

Salamandastron (apparently started last night; I missed it)
The Long Patrol (in progress)
Jennie’s Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill
The School for Cats, also by Averill

Mossflower (cont.)

—Finished Feed.

read to Rilla:
If You Put Me in the Zoo. Seems to be this week’s favorite.

Scott to Rilla & older listen-and-laughers:
Pish Posh Said Hieronymus Bosch (this time for real!)

Scott himself:
Ringworld (cont.)

—an REM biography for Scott
—the two Esther Averill cat books on Rose’s list above, a nice distraction from sore teeth on braces day

Another busy day: Rose got braces; I did the grocery shopping; we went to the Y. So not a lot of cuddle-and-read time. That’s summer.

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  1. sarah says:

    Oooh Ringworld! I loved that book! Louis Wu, right? It’s been decades.

  2. Sarah N. says:

    I love this series of posts! I’m enjoying seeing how your daughters are reading through and sampling from several books at once. My daughter usually has at least 3 books going at once right now she’s reading Kiki’s Delivery Service, vol 1, a book from Hadley Higginson’s Sneaky Pony series, a Magic Tree House book, and a book a friend’s mom wrote for her daughter.

  3. Lisa says:

    I MUST read School for cats! I just slipped over to the library page to request it!!!

  4. Lisa D. says:

    Ah, orthodontia. After your recommendation of Smile, I purchased it for my 11 year-old daughter. After all of my kids (and I) read it, my daughter started passing it around to her friends.

    On Friday, my daughter got her braces on (phase 2, poor dear), then it was off to the optometrist to pick up her new glasses. After the second stop on her geek makeover, she commented that all that was left was to pick up some velcro sneakers 🙂

    I’m really enjoying your booklists…I usually check your blog before heading out to the library each week!

  5. Melissa Wiley says:

    Lisa D, that’s great that Smile appealed to your kids too! Ours was a library copy but I’ve ordered a keeper because my 11yo connected with it so intensely. Perfect timing for her, reading it right before she got braces. She told the orthodontist she had been nervous about getting them until she read Smile and knew more about what to expect. 🙂

    LOL re your daughter’s geek makeover. Geek chic is in!

    Other Lisa—those Esther Averill kitty books are sooo sweet. I first came across them in (I think this is where) Janet Schulman’s big picture book treasury. I’m pretty sure there’s a Jenny the cat story in there. If not that anthology, something similar. Eventually I ordered one or two of the nice little hardbound editions, and every now and then I pick up another one. They’re lovely books and all those cat antics are the sort of thing my Rose goes mad for.

    Sarah N, I didn’t know there was a Kiki’s Delivery Service book! We’ll have to look for that! My kids love the film.

    Other Sarah, I think it’s Ringworld by Larry Niven? Scott’s enjoying it, but he got totally sidetracked by the REM book, plus I keep thrusting Feed upon him.

    Thanks for the comments, y’all. I wasn’t sure if these posts would be interesting to anybody but me. I thought it would be fun for us as a family to look back and see a snapshot of our lives as measured by books, for just one week. Also, I knew I’d be too busy for thinky posts this week. Of course, with Comic-con around the corner, I ain’t seen nothing yet. This blog is about to hit its annual late-July dead zone. And then a week where I blast you with photos of crowds and superheroes that look pretty much identical to the year before.

  6. Sarah N. says:

    There are 4 vol sets of graphic novels that are essentially the movie in book form for Kiki’s Delivery Service, Tortoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Nausicaa. My 6yo is really hoping for Ponyo ones too!

  7. sarah says:

    Yup, Larry Niven. I think Louis Wu is the main character, but I might be mixing that up with some other awesome classic sci fi novel.