Sunday, September 29, 2013

Warm, with cinnamon.

I like my cider warm, with cinnamon.  Especially in the fall.  It doesn't quite feel like fall here yet, but it will be soon.

I also found Cider with Rosie a warm, homey look at life in England after World War I through the eyes of a young boy.  It was warm and sweet and gentle.  I read aloud a few pages about Christmas caroling to Pea, even.  I especially liked the layout of this book - it was more like a coffee table book style and most pages had a painting or a picture on them.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Surprisingly good!

Usually the books that I have to get through Interlibrary Loan are very dry and boring.  So I was not particularly excited about reading Chocky.  Was I in for a surprise!  This book was fantastic.  I am amazed that it is not more popular.

Chocky is a being who has decided to inhabit a young boy.  The boy begins to exhibit precocious tendencies and the family assumes that he is being modest when he says that it is the work of his "imaginary friend", Chocky.  I'm not going to give away the ending.

This was a very quick read - I couldn't put it down and was done with it in 2 days!  I highly enjoyed it and recommend it!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Beh Beh

"Beh beh" is what Fuzz calls golf clubs.  Since golf is a big part of our house, he discusses "beh beh" quite often.  Beh beh can also be used to describe my opinion of Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley.  Nothing much happens in this book.  I couldn't get into it.  People just hang out and chitchat.  I'm sure that there is a deeper meaning there, but it didn't connect with me.  So - beh beh, Crome Yellow.  Beh beh.