Our house

What my family is reading this week:

Me (Lucia):

Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson

At the repeated urging of Doug Dutton and my friend and co-worker, BJ, I finally picked this up at the library. Do I love it? No. Is it great? No. Can I stop reading it? Absolutely not. I wait for my daughter’s nap so I can snuggle up next to her and speed-read this with cookies crumbing up the bed next to me — summer candy!

A Moment in the Sun, by John Sayles

This is what I read in the evenings.  Best thing I’ve read in a longggg time. Stellar, masterful, brilliant — it deserves far better descriptors than my sleep-deprived brain can conjure up at the moment. I did a little better here.

My husband (Micah):

A Moment in the Sun, by John Sayles

We tried this one as a read-aloud in the evenings, but both of us kept stealing away with it and speeding ahead. It’s a race to the finish, which I’m sure Micah will win.

Seconds Out, by Martin Kohan

I read this article about Martin Kohan in The Guardian some months ago, and I immediately ordered a copy in the original Spanish for Micah. It finally arrived yesterday! I’m hoping it’s as good as I expect it will be. We have the brand-new English translation at Portrait.

Our daughter, Eva Ophelia:

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

This is a cornerstone of our bedtime routine, and it was a favorite of ours long before Eva was born. Luckily, she loves it just as much as we do. Especially when the snow falls — “plop!” on top of Peter’s head.  (By the by, did you know that Ezra Jack Keats was actually Jacob Ezra Katz,?)

Little White Rabbit, by Kevin Henkes

Our latest library-favorite, this is a nice book for very little ones — a real storyline, great illustrations, and just a little text on each page.

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  1. Julie von Zerneck

    I love this sooooo much!

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