Peter is reading Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) for the first time, AND he stole my long-awaited The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice).
Lucy read Behold Your Queen!: A Story of Esther by Gladys Malvern. It's a historical novel based on biblical events. She said, "I thought it was really good." She also said, "She doesn't look like such a beauty on the cover." I own and love lots of Gladys Malvern books. They are appropriate for young women of all ages.
Susan read Pride and Prejudice for the first time ever. She had only ever seen the Keira Knightley movie, which is just wrong.
She is now reading A Girl of the Limberlost which she got from St. Nicholas. Her copy is a paperback, but the Kindle edition is free. I am surprised she has been so engrossed in it, since it was written in 1909. It just goes to show you that these old-timey books still hold lots of appeal.
Edmund for the very first time ever has been seen sitting around reading. I think it has something to do with no hours and hours of homework after school for the last six weeks.
His books of choice are the Big Nate books. Yesterday, he chose Calvin and Hobbes, so obviously he's coming around to the classics.
Jill and I are working our way through lots of Christmas books, both ours and the library's. I was absolutely delighted with Santa's Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas. The watercolor paintings are incredible.
The plot is Santa is tired and worn out. Some woodland animals find him asleep in the forest. They ask him if there will be no Christmas anymore.
"No, no, no," said Santa in a kindly voice, "Christmas hasn't got anything to do with me. Sit down and I'll tell you all the story of the first Christmas."
When I couldn't find The Royal Ranger, I picked up a borrowed copy of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith, which is the thirteenth of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books featuring Mma Precious Ramotswe, the greatest detective in all of Botswana.
A few weeks ago it was National Book Week in Scotland. I did their online quiz to see which literary character I am. Pula! Pula! Pula! I am Precious Ramotswe!