Monday, July 2, 2012
Summer is upon us and as July is here many around the country are getting ready for the Fourth of July. And so am I. My husband, as I write this,is driving back from Colorado with our grandchildren: nine year old Warren and soon to be seven years old Dustin. We will take them to see the fireworks, swimming at our beautiful aquatic center here in Astoria, to the many parks around town, to the movies, and have them go up and down the Column five times to wear them out! But seriously, I am looking forward to spending time with them. I have chosen several books from the store to read to the boys: one of them is
The Invention of Hugo Cabretby Brian Selznick. Have you seen this book? It is a work of art! The book design itself is fabulous but the drawings add such a richness to the story. Then I chose a couple of Dr. Seuss books, and a few chapter books that hopefully Warren will enjoy. He is a voracious reader. Dustin is working on getting up to speed so I picked a few books that he can read to us. As for me, I am reading some of Alice Hoffman's books. They are easy and light, which makes for fun summer reading. Our book club has chosen for our August read
The Night Circusby Erin Morgenstern. I look forward to reading this too. There are so many books out there, we can't read them all. However, I would like to hear from you about your favorite book(s). I would like to put reader reviews in books so that someone looking for a great book can read another's comments. If you would like to do this, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your review. Of course names will not be revealed. Well, I guess I'd better do some "grandmotherly" things, like bake some cookies and prepare a dinner for tomorrow's arrival of the grand-boys. I'm so excited to see them! Have a joyous and safe July and August.