Books at the Corner

Here’s what we’ve been reading recently… just in case you were wondering. 🙂

The Webmaster: He’s been reading quite a few different things recently (besides watching season 5 of “24” on his iPod), but he’s got Dinesh D’Souza’s What’s So Great About Christianity checked out from the library at the moment.

Me: There have been a LOT of new Star Trek and Star Wars books out recently, much to my delight. The reading has been pure escapism, and I’ve needed that. I have read Star Trek Excelsior: Forged in Fire (see my sidebar), Star Wars: Death Star (which was SO COOL; I told the Webmaster he had to read it for himself), and I’ve got Star Trek Enterprise: The Good That Men Do checked out from the library now and Star Wars: Fury on hold. I’ll get back to “serious” reading later.

Ane: She checked out four books from the library this last Tuesday! She usually only picks out one or two to check out. She is on a Max and Ruby kick right now, so she picked Bunny Cakes and Max’s Dragon Shirt, Going to Town (a My First Little House story), and Space Boy (a book just published at the end of 2007, and it is so good that we might have to buy a copy, because Ane loved the “outer space” bits and Tad would love the actual story about the boy).

Tad: For his birthday, Friend and Doc gave him My Friend is Sad, which is part of a series written by Mo Willems (of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! fame). This is Tad’s favorite book, and he has it memorized. We will find him reading it to himself, complete with the sound effects that we use when we read it to him. In fact, the only phrase that Tad will say on command is a line from this book (if you say, “Then I saw a robot!”, Tad will immediately say, “A cool, cool robot!” It is both endearingly cute and enormously funny). Well, we got a Barnes and Noble gift card from the CW family this last Christmas, and we purchased Today I Will Fly! for Tad. He was thrilled to find out that there were more books with his favorite Gerald and Piggie in them. He’s working on memorizing this one as well.

So, what have you been reading – either for yourself or to your kids? I’ll take any suggestions!

2 Responses to “Books at the Corner”

  1. Juliet
    January 18th, 2008 08:30

    Right now I’m supposedly reading Augustine’s commentaries on Genesis. Not exactly light reading. Before that I read The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin, which is a pretty good book about the Supreme Court, but not as good as Jan Crawford Greenburg’s Supreme Conflict–both are worth reading, though. (My dad suggests Clarence Thomas’ My Grandfather’s Son, and Joan Biskupic’s biography of Sandra Day O’Connor is really good also. All the Supreme Court reading you could ask for. Read those and get back to me when you finish all of them. You know, a week from now.)

    I just found out the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 1. exists and 2. is within a two-hour drive of us (in Amherst, MA). !!! I have been reading Auletta various Eric Carle books. Also Goodnight Moon, since (I think I can safely say this here) she’s been given five copies of it.

  2. Matthew
    January 21st, 2008 11:22

    Santa brought Swee’Pea a book called Pinkalicious – which is about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes that she turns pink.

    Both Swee’Pea and TheMonk love it and can now recite most of it by heart.

    They are also loving Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs too. The idea of food falling from the sky is pretty cool.