Confession. I don’t really get much poetry. My voice teacher in college was the only person I could every talk about poetry with, and that was mainly because he was so good at explaining it. I mostly just listened. He gave me a lovely book of Emily Bronte poetry when I graduated. I can’t read it. I like to hold it though. Does that count for anything?
Anyway, I’ve been trying to read it a bit each night before bed to try to “crack the code” or something. I think I figured one out last night, but it was a pretty depressing one – and it didn’t rhyme. Dr. Seuss is really more my style I guess.
The other literary circles in the family are going well. We recently finished The Swiss Family Robinson with the kids. I’ve never had the urge to make my own window panes out of whale blubber before, but now… I also keep wondering if I could teach the neighbor’s cat to pull a cart. I really think Mr. Robinson could have found a way. After a swim in some humor thanks to Mr. Dahl and Pippi Longstockings and Mary Poppins, we are looking for some adventure again.
I read a lot of young adult non-fiction over the break, mainly about the civil war era. Several very good books there for young gals that I can’t wait for Haven to read. Tim and I read a Goosebumps book together. It was tough. The writing was so bad. I was hoping the whole time he would realize how stupid the book was and thankfully he did. I even tried to make it interesting by adding scary voices and suspenseful pauses. Still, just not that good.
Ben is reading something on leadership. Haven is reading something about cats. Tim loves his Star Wars Cross Section books. Libby and I are working our way through the library one shelf at a time. I put a gillion books on hold the other night, so we need to jet over there and pick them up. I don’t know what I was thinking – vacation is over, at least I’ll probably get through the Indian Cookbooks. Can’t wait!
And there you have it. A literary update! What are you all reading these days??