Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

I was so excited about Housekeeping that I suggested, or rather insisted, my 11 year old read it. She read about four pages and said it was too confusing. I could not let it end there as I felt this was a book she would like. “Why is it too confusing?” I asked. ¬†She said […]

Cornelia Funke’s Illuminated Sequel to Dragon Rider: Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather

If you have never read any of Cornelia Funke’s books, then I suggest you get to the library and begin the adventure. Funke is one of the best juvenile writers today. She writes children’s picture books and juvenile literature categorized as fantasy. Her books are well written and filled with all sorts of characters; they […]

The Energy of Love: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

We sat in the living room getting ready for Charlotte’s Web. I had a vague memory of a spider and a pig, but I could not remember the details from childhood. My husband was not certain this book was worth reading. My youngest was intrigued, and could not remember watching the movie a few years […]

My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

This was a family read. It was a fairly quick read (216 pages), and everyone liked it. But first, a back story that might be interesting: I happened to pick up, My Brother Sam Is Dead at my daughter’s math night-slash-school cast off books book sale for about ten cents. I know I would have […]