Going through books like water

*sigh* I love the library.

After describing my foolproof way for finding new books to read, plus several new books having just come out that I requested early on, I have had books on hand in the last month at the rate of a couple a week. Plus the books that I read for my book club (once a month at Miss B.’s house, for those of you in the know. June’s book will be Tears of the Giraffe – we’re taking it easy for the summer and not going too deep) – it makes for some extremely eclectic reading.

But, the point is, I have BOOKS TO READ. And I am HAPPY.

We’re all doing quite a bit of reading around here right now. Tad has just discovered the Rainbow Fish books, thanks to his school library – they are doing a marine life emphasis right now, which has Tad happier than ever with school. Have we mentioned how much he LOVES fish – and other assorted sealife?

Ane is a little bereft at the moment on new books to read – she still loves checking out Max & Ruby books from the library, but she hasn’t discovered anything new that’s really interested her lately. Still, she brought home Old Hat, New Hat (a Berenstain Bears early reader) on Tuesday evening from the library, so… maybe we’re going to start working on her reading skills. She has a pretty good grip on phonics, thanks mostly to Between the Lions, Word World and the many letter games she’s played on PBSKids.org – and all the books we’ve read to her since she was fifteen months old – and I would definitely love to send her to kindergarten in the fall with a solid beginning in reading. I have never taught anyone to read before, and I don’t remember learning how to read myself, so this will be interesting for all of us.

As for the Webmaster… he’s reading books with fascinating titles like Learning Perl and Running Linux – not for fun, mind you, but to brush up on skills that might be needed in a future job opportunity. For fun, I read to him. We’ve taken a page out of Ressis and Oddball’s book (ha ha, funny pun) and I have been reading the Harry Potter series aloud to the Webmaster, since I really wanted him to read the books instead of watching the movies. We decided to do this together, and we’re enjoying so much that in the six weeks or so that we’ve been at it, we’ve already made it halfway through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Of course, the Webmaster will never have to know the agony of waiting two years at a time for the next book to come out… the lucky b$%#&! Obviously, he was smarter than any of us.

So… anyone reading anything interesting right now that they want to share with everyone?

5 Responses to “Going through books like water”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    May 21st, 2009 06:40

    Ugh! Reading for FUN? But I’m finding Introduction to Literature fascinating! I am ending my college experience with my three favorite teachers. So it’s lots of work, but enjoyable work. Today I’m giving a speech on Lusterware, with visual aids, and writing a dialog on a play about aparteid in South Africa. And then working on designing a CD cover with Adobe Design Standard CS4, to put on a mock website I’m designing wiwth Dreamweaver.
    Life is not a book, but it’s good.

  2. Grandma
    May 21st, 2009 07:26

    Presently, I am reading “Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur”. He is number 21 in my read through the American presidents. A rather unsavory character by today’s standards, was chosen as VP for Garfield to unite a split party. Who was to know he would ascend to the presidency when Garfield died six months into his term? Okay, I am a bit of a history nerd – the rest of you can yawn and roll your eyes. I am used to it!

  3. Dale
    May 21st, 2009 07:36

    I think i am right there with Lynda. “Management of Construction Projects: A Constructor’s perspective” and “Fundamentals of Construction Estimating” are the current reads. Both books are actually pretty good. And since it is the season, I always go back to my “Organic Gardening” book I picked up at half price books a few years ago for gardening brush up.

  4. Ressis
    May 21st, 2009 07:49

    Hey! I read Harry Potter aloud to Oddball! We’ve done all the books in the US versions and are currently on the British versions. We’re still on “The Philosopher’s Stone” because we were interrupted by his deployment and haven’t been as dedicated to reading it since he’s been home.

    My personal reading took a backseat during deployment too. I was reading “Marie Antoinette: The Journey” and should really get back to it.

  5. Nana
    May 21st, 2009 08:16

    Currently I am enjoying “A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity” by Bill O’Reilly. I like to find out what makes people tick.