Thoreau went to the woods to suck the marrow out of life; here, I hope to drain every drop from the books I read, rather than tossing them aside and saying vaguely, “Oh yes, I read that once,” when they come up in conversation.
I’m a Christ-follower, a wife, a mother, a wannabe novelist (with a complete manuscript, no less!), and—of course—a reader. Stick around, poke around, speak up, and enjoy…and definitely recommend your favorites, because my mile-long to-be-read list could always be longer!
Pookie Loves American Girl!
Hello all, Pookie here! It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on my read alouds with Mama, but summer is a busy time for me…travel, parties, juice boxes. You understand.
Anyway, we struggled to find something good to read for a long stretch, but once Mama started reading me American Girl books, we seemed to hit a rhythm. We’ve read Meet Felicity and Felicity Learns a Lesson. Right now we’re reading Felicity’s Surprise; sense a pattern? Once we finish the Felicity books, we might take a break from American Girl…or we might not. Who knows. The world is our sandbox.
I know you’re thinking those books are for big girls, but does it really matter? I’m learning to listen to a story, aren’t I? And Mama’s enjoying the stories, which is more than we can say for Stuart Little…
We’ve also had a change in when we read our read alouds, because Mama felt the need to read more of the Bible throughout the day. So, our story read aloud has moved to whenever it fits in our day, and we read the Bible at breakfast and lunch. We read again with Papa after supper, which is my favorite Bible time of the day because I get to hold and flip through my own Bible, the pink one my pastor and his wife gave me right after I was born.
It’s pretty special to me.
So, that’s what I’ve been reading…hope you’re reading something good, too!
P.S. Could you tell Mama to take pictures of me when I’m doing something other than eating?