Monday, November 8, 2010

The Book Worm is Coming Today

Today I am FINALLY off work after 6 STRAIGHT days of laboring! I am taking lil man to the library.

Here are a few books I will be checking out for myself to read

Although on Amazon.com they say this is a 4 part series and this is the 3rd part. They are as follows in order: Princess Diaries; Princess in the Spotlight; Princess In Love; Princess in Waiting. Almost makes me not want to get it now if I have to read it in a series. That is like reading a Harry Potter book out of order. Hmmmm


Yes, 2 more Jennifer Egan books. I loved her Invisible Circus book and am interested to see what else she writes.

The book begins when 16-year-old Nick learns that Sasha, the girl who recently broke up with him, is pregnant. Then the story moves back and forward in time as Nick, in a true-to-life first-person narrative, describes what it was like to meet Sasha, fall in love with her, and then have to deal with an all-too-familiar situation. What lifts this from a run-of-the-mill problem novel is the honesty that Nick displays. A regular kid with a part-time job at a sports store, divorced parents who don’t speak, and a best friend who’s struggling with being gay, Nick runs a range of emotions. He can be sweet, he can be snotty, or oddly detached. His relationship with Sasha gives him vulnerability that Martin writes so well.

I am going to try to find lil man the Knuffle Bunny Too book as it goes with the books we were just reading as well as a book called The Kissing Hand along with some other books

 Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school--he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he'll love school--with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that's been in the family for years--the Kissing Hand. This secret, she tells him, will make school seem as cozy as home. She takes her son's hand, spreads his tiny fingers into a fan and kisses his palm--smack dab in the middle: "Chester felt his mother's kiss rush from his hand, up his arm, and into his heart." Whenever he feels lonely at school, all he has to do is press his hand to his cheek to feel the warmth of his mother's kiss. Chester is so pleased with his Kissing Hand that he--in a genuinely touching moment--gives his mom a Kissing Hand, too, to comfort her when he is away


1 comment:

Dizzy C said...

Happy reading!

carol