Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Reading, mine not his...

My BFF gave me a book to read, one of those books you were suppose to read in high school but being the stubborn, you can't make me read that shit, honors student who ended up taking 'contemporary lit' (aka read paperback books and we'll give you an english credit) I was I never read most of them.

The book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
I'm only on the second chapter and I already love the writing, I can feel myself being pulled into this world of poverty, and family. So I will spend the morning teaching my son and hopefully the afternoon losing myself in a book that I 'should' have read 20 years ago but am only meeting now. I wonder what else is out there for me to discover?

We are reading A Cricket in Times Square with the Boy.

It is another book I never read back in the day and I'm glad I remembered it to share with the Boy. He loves these kinds of books, the books with little anthropomorphized animals. I will need to find some more. 

Next up for me I think I'm going to read the Anna Quindlen book Rise and Shine. Another book from my BFF's library. Which reminds me I need to gather all my borrowed books and give them back. They end up stacked around the house and they need to go back out into the world to be enjoyed by others. If I gather them this week I can give them all back on Sunday when I see her again. Yippee!

Do you think I can get 2 books read in one week. Wow what a luxury, I'm not sure but I think I'm going to try.


Arlene said...

I loved "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." It is heartbreaking but Betty Smith is a wonderful writer. In another one of her books she writes about Brooklyn, poverty, etc. Guess she knew it from firsthand experience.

David said...

Our school is doing a school-wide family reading project this month. Every child got a copy of "Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH" and they're supposed to read to their parents (or have their parents read to them) a chapter a night. Other than being a kind of cool idea, the book is full of anthropomorphic animals.