Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Taking Flight

statue in the Bloomington, IN town square
On the flight home from Indiana I finished Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry. Josh's step-mom, Anne, has talked about it for years and since I read Brighty a few weeks ago I moved on to her next famous book that we just happened to have around the house. It was a lovely quick read, I love a good children's book.
With that said, I thought I ought to read an adult classic next and John-Thomas recommended Travels with Charley by Steinbeck. I started it yesterday and have really enjoyed it so far...
But today we went to the Library and the latest Sisters Grimm book that I put on hold last time we were there was ready to be picked up! Looks like my summer reading is taking flight! I am excited for the kids that Lifeway Christian Stores is having a summer reading race. It will be wonderful to have a reward for something they love doing. What is on your reading list for this summer?


CroppinRobin said...

reading GILEAD book club this month. i'm not far enough to say whether i love it or not. i also have A THOUSAND ACRES sitting on my nightstand...guess i'll read that next.

sister sheri said...

Hmmm... that's a great idea. I think I'll pick up Misty of Chincoteague considering I'll be so close to Chincoteague/Assateague when I visit Ocean City, Maryland later this year. What fun!

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Gloria said...

I love how you read a children's book that your mother-in-law recommends, and an adult book that your child recommends.

When I go to the library, I find myself browsing the young adult section sometimes for books. They have good stories without all the sex and gore. I read a book once from the adolescent section about a little girl who was sent to the Leper island in the pacific ocean back when they used to cast them out of was about what life was like there. It was really educational in the form of a novel but without too much of the gore you would have found in an adult novel.

sounds like you had a good trip with your sister - I'm glad for you.