We've been watching.....
Watch this! That's all I will say. Just do it!
You may NEVER hear me say this [well, read me saying this!] but this was so much better than the Julie & Julia book!! B and I LOVED this--so did my Mom. A 3 generation chick-flick! Best of all no overly-graphic "bedroom" scenes Better even than that, the "old" couple was still "interested" in each other--unlike most movies where only size 0 20-something girls and their unshaven guys can be "interested" in each other. That said, if I had to choose I'd still pick My Life in France even over the movie of Julie & Julia.
P devoured this one and has moved on to the next Daniel X book. Nice to be able to describe him reading in this way!! For school, in addition to Great Expectations [Dickens] he has one of my all-time favorite Young Adult books--Lord of the Nutcracker Men. He's drawing narrations from this one and I hope some are worth being posted here.
In the annuals of"just what a teen will do to keep possession of a cell phone" B has been reading--by force, but reading. She has only Farmer Boy to go in the Little House books, having skipped it several times. Last night she finished
She found a fragment [happily the first part] of our torn up [thanks cat!] copy of Farmer Boy and started it, then decided to wait for a full copy and to finish her "school" book [i.e. read at silent reading time, but she's enjoying it and bringing it home, too]
The Gypsy Game is holding her attention just as well as the author's Egypt Game did last year!
As for me, I'm listening to:
The final installment [so far] of Alexander McCall Smith's Scotland series--the World According to Bertie. I'm hopelessly addicted to the audio books in this series and in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series! They make the evening drive home so much nicer!
I'm finishing tonight:
Sisters, is a non-fiction book, but so engaging! These are the kind of women I'd love to know!
I gave up on both the new multi-generational family saga Roses [right, rich southern guy in the early 19th century becomes a Marxist. Yep, I'm believin that! NOT!] and ditto the Devil in the Junior League.
I have been slowly, in true Charlotte Mason-style, savoring every word of My Antonia by Willa Cather.
Finally, next up is The Postmistress....