What are you reading this week?

For me?  It’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate diCamillo.  She also wrote Because of Winn-Dixie that I got for $1.99 on an Amazon/Kindle sale!  It might just be my next light, quicky read!

Back to this book, we raised three children and we never read this book during their growing up years.  I’m not sure why.  Did they read it at school and I missed out?  It seems many have read it, read it aloud with their kids, had whole school reading groups that read it, but not us.  Not our school.  Not even sure if they own it.

I had heard of it, but not until Amazon offered it as a Kindle Deal of the Day Book, did I ever give it a second thought.   I think it was 99 cents?  Thinking I was getting it for the grandkids, I bought it, then went and read the very mixed reviews.  Even though it is considered a grades 3-6 book, many thought it was a read aloud book with kids as young as kindergarten, but not to be sent off to read without discussion.  Another group thought children should never read it without adult supervision.  So today, I picked it up and started reading.  Quickly getting to 30% and thoroughly enjoying it, I can’t wait until bedtime when I can pick it up again.

Have you read it?  What are your thoughts on it??  On the time and age to share it with children???  Come on, speak up!

I did finish Sarah’s Key and I did enjoy it.  It covered WWII historical events, taking place in Paris and around France,  that I didn’t know about, but it was very much a book of fiction.

It was good.  It didn’t keep me reading past my bedtime, it didn’t keep me from my daytime activities.

It was good.

Not great.

But good.

I should add, Kate diCamillo the author of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane also wrote Because of Winn-Dixie, which you may have actually heard of (and that I got for $1.99 on Amazon/Kindle sale!).  It might just be my next quick read.  I am liking previewing books for the grandkids.  You get through more books, much faster, than grown up historical books!
So……

What’s on your bedside table this week???  Anything new that you can’t put down?? Something you don’t even know what the title is, without having to look it up??

Run.  See.  Tell me what it is.   I like good reviews, but I like bad reviews even better! That’s the first thing I check, on Amazon.  Just how bad *might* this book be.  Seriously. If I can get past the bad reviews, I’ll probably read it.  I read everything and lots of it!

Speak up.  Share.  Let’s talk!

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