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I’ve been reading more than usual on my own and to the kids. As we continue our holding pattern until Cee’s MRI on Friday and the results (probably) the following week, functioning is a challenge. Reading brings us together and takes our focus off all the worry.
I’m not into fantasy, but Edward Eager’s Half Magic series makes a lot of lists so we gave it a try. It’s not fantasy in the sense of weird people with green skin traveling to new planets, but a group of average kids who stumble into magical adventures. In finding a coin that grants wishes (by halves), hilarity ensues. It’s not often we find a read aloud that all of us enjoy equally. Now I want to rush off and buy the rest of the series!
I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so I was pleased to find the library had a copy of the biography of the film’s writer and star. Instant Mom follows Nia Vardalos’ journey to motherhood which ultimately ends in adoption. Vardalos’ writing style makes it an easy read with lots of giggles. And tears.
A great followup read to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Mighty Miss Malone takes place during the Great Depression in Indiana/Michigan, painting a picture of a family trying to survive griping poverty.
I don’t want to waste time on a dud, so rarely do I grab a book for myself based on the cover. This was such a rarity, and I’m glad to have taken a chance on it. Content-wise Cee will be ready for it in a year or so; it’s actually a juvenile book.
Two families’ stories entwine after a chance encounter leads to an affair and divorce. Thankfully the story jumps around over five decades and conveniently skips the gory details of the affair and focuses more on how the six children (and their parents) are affected by this choice (and series of choices) moving forward.
I’m not sure about Commonwealth. I was drawn into the story right away and invested in finding out what happened to the characters, but it didn’t leave me with warm fuzzies. Maybe that’s what makes this novel about family dynamics realistic.
Feel free to add your library haul in the comments!
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