Friday, September 16, 2005

Just For Fun - What Are You Reading Right Now?

Okay, a little September fun. What books are being read in your home right now (this week)? Here's a rundown on our family...

Me:

More Lunch Bag Notes by Al and Anthony Parisi
The Story of the Romans by H.A. Guerber
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

John:

An Exorcist Tells His Story
Helena by Evelyn Waugh

Ria:

Ben-Hur
The Gospel of Luke
Lunch Bag Notes

Gus:

Holy Twins
On My Way by Tomie de Paola
Hardy Boys: The Missing Chums

Terri:

26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie de Paola
Catholic Stories for Boys and Girls

6 comments:

2nd grade mom said...

Representative selections from our piles:

Perl Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Perl Programmers, O'Reilly

The Harp and Laurel Wreath: Poetry and Dictation for the Classical Curriculum, Laura Berquist

A Book of Princess Stories, compiled by Adams and Atchinson, (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1927 edition)

Stone Soup, Marcia Brown

Max Cleans Up, Rosemary Wells

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian
Anderson, the Voice of a Century, Pam Munoz Ryan

Gospel of the day

Nancy C. Brown said...

I'm still in the middle of Lord of the Rings, but also in the middle of The Collected Works of Chesterton Vol. XV Chesterton on Dickens. Also reading the 2006 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market.

Mike is reading travel books on Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont (we're going in two weeks).

13 year old daughter: How to start your own Band, Escape Your Shape, and a geneology book my Great Aunt wrote.

10 year old daughter: I think has read every Nancy Drew she could find in the library this week (probably in reality, only 10 or 12) Asterix and the Banquet (a graphic novel) The WellWishers (Edward Eager) The Ghosts of Cougar Island (Peggy Parrish)

margot said...

me:
Every Confirmation prep course I can find.

Dan:
Founding of Christendom, Warren Carroll

Kevin: Eldest and Gilgamesh

Brendan: Eldest and Gilgamesh

Andrew: Usborne reader about King Arthur

Cecilia: Ivanhoe (Illustrated Classics version), Dragon Slayers Academy - various titles

Matthew: Little Angel Readers

Family read aloud at night: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We just got to the part where the three castaways are taken into the "submarine."

Mary G said...

We seem to be on a nature-oriented reading trend:

Treasury of Beatrix Potter (during lunch)

Charlotte's Web (during quiet time)

various shark books for our science work this week

We're almost done with Charlotte's Web so we'll probably do Stuart Little (we read Trumpet of the Swan last year).

When Beatrix Potter stories are done we'll read various biographies about her and do an "art study/nature journal" lesson with her work.

realdebate said...

I'm reading Hand of Providence by Mary Beth Brown.

shana said...

Let's see, the 16 pound pile of books from the library contains Artisan Bread Baking, three sewing costume books, two fashion history books for costume reference, two books on embroidery, most of the books that start with C (we're doing Letter of the Week and we are on C this week), A few mammal books, as well as garden books, and on my nightstand is Surrender to Love, and I started in on the Chronicles of Narnia, to get ready for the movie, and the Art of Natural Family Planning, just to review. I think that's most of them. Plus all the sewing I'm learning how to do, and about 16 more pounds worth of books on hold waiting for me at the library. I'll pick those up tonight :)