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Books Read March-April

Posted in Just for Fun by Laura on May 1, 2010

By the Shores of Silver Lake
The Long Winter
Little Town on the Prairie
These Happy Golden Years
The First Four Years
The Magician’s Nephew
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Twig by Elizabeth Orton Jones.

Twig was such a lucky find — I picked it up for $3 on half price day at a used book sale, after everything had already been picked over. I don’t know how all the dealers who came the days before could have overlooked it. Anyway, it was one of the most charming children’s novels I’ve ever read. If you can get your hands on a copy, I can’t recommend it highly enough. My only reservation is that one of the characters, appearing in something like 4 illustrations, wears a fairly immodest spaghetti-strap dress. It’s not bad enough for me to throw out the book, but I imagine I will want to have particular conversations with my children when we read it.)

And yes, I am a series junkie. As a child I collected Babysitter’s Club Little Sister books, and later Saddle Club and Thoroughbred books. I’m afraid I read far more of these than I did of classic children’s literature — hence the catching up I’m doing. But I am hoping to get away from that a little, maybe alternating the C.S. Lewis ones with stand-alones for a time.