Happy December! It’s hard to believe the year is almost over. We are planning several holiday celebrations at school and the children are making holiday gifts. Everyone is gathering greens for our annual Wreath Making party, a much loved event put on by our middle school students. It includes a bake sale put on by students and a book sale put on by a local independent bookstore. They are kind enough to donate a percentage of the sales to the school library!
I gave up on a book this week, one I enjoyed reading when I started but grew tired of half way through. Does this ever happen to you?
Maybe it was because I brought home a copy of The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt from the library, and once I’d picked that up I could not put it down. I am loving it and recommending it to all and sundry.
Griselda said her aunt’s fairy stories frightened her. So did Hans Anderson, he made her cry. But not this sort of tale. She didn’t know why. It sould be scary, there was lots of blood. Toby said that these were memories of some other time, long ago, and he agreed, they weren’t scary.
“They are just like that,” said Griselda, feeling for what intrigued her, not finding it.
Toby looked at the serious thin face. He said he would send her a book of the Grimms, if she was allowed to recieve it. Griselda said she didn’t think her family had anything against the Grimms. They just didn’t know about them. Toby wanted to stroke her hair, and say, don’t worry, but he didn’t think that was a good idea. From page 56.
I really have to sit down and figure out where I am at with my challenges for this year and which ones I have joined and will join for next year. Once I’m done with Kristin Lavransdatter I’m joining in on the Moby Dick Monday read-along over at Book Chatter. I am also considering this read-along. How about you? Do you have you challenges all planned out or will you join what ever strikes your fancy?
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