Thursday, July 21, 2011

book worm

I'm so thrilled to say that Lulu is now reading independantly.
Actually she's been able to read for a while now, but these days she's reached a whole new level.
I often find her quietly reading chapter books on her own.
Currently she is totally into Ivy & Bean.
She loves these books and I have to say, that even I find them to be very cute and funny.
Perfect for 6-8 year old girls.
I love hearing her laugh out loud while turning the pages.
Even better, is watching her read to her friends (especially ones that are a bit younger than her.)
It melts my heart to see her reading them stories.
I couldn't be more proud.
I'm glad to know that all those stories that Big Daddy & I read to her every day were not in vain.

As far as my reading goes these days, unfortunately I'm currently in a bit of a book slump.
Nothing that I've read or am reading, I'm loving.
Currently I'm reading The Hungry Ghosts By Anne Berry.
Kind of having a hard time getting into this, but I've been told it's good, so I'm going to soldier on.
Also on my summer reading list is
A Visit From The Goon Squad- Jennifer Egan
Amaryllis in Blueberry- Christina Meldrum
The Story Of A Marriage- Andrew Sean Greer
A Field Of Darkness- Cornelia Read
I'm going to revisit The Catcher In The Rye-J.D Salinger as well.
I recently finished reading How I live Now- Meg Rosoff and A Mountain Of Crumbs- Elena Gorokhova
Both of which I didn't love and forced myself to finish for a book club.
But maybe it was just me?
I also got half way through We Had It So Good- Linda Grant, which unfortunately I also had a hard time getting into.
So basically three duds in a row.
Hopefully some of the books on my summer reading list will be good ones.

How about you, what are you reading these days?


Tracy said...

K loooves Ivy and Bean too :) I've yet to get taken away by a good read this summer. Last best ones were Frazen's Freedom and Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty. (You have likely already read both!)

kurrabikid said...

Ooh, yay - a book list from you! Right, I need a pen to note those down. Ah, I see The Story of a Marriage - have vague recollections of hearing that this is good. Will add to the library list. The last (pretty easy but totally riveting) read I really got into was a book called One Day by David Nicholls (think it's being made into a film??). Immensely enjoyable yet slightly fluffy book. One my list to read is Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, what a writer. Right now I do need a gripping tale to read as my bedside table is a bit light on. Sigh...

kurrabikid said...

PS: would Lulu like Roald Dahl's books? I know my E does...