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I haven’t done a reading post in awhile. It’s not that I haven’t been reading, it’s just that the writing posts of the blog and the linking part takes me more time . But I am sitting here waiting for a guy from Craigslist to come pick up our Sparkletts water bottle dispenser and stand. So I have time cause he’s late! Yay for time. Never have enough of that right now.

I just finished the book, The Education of Little Tree, not too sure where I’ve been all these years since it’s been around for decades. But it was wonderful, one of those classics that really everyone should read. I’m onto a Malcolm Gladwell book, I could read his books for days.

Sawyer is all crazy obsessed with reading and rereading the Big Nate series. Not the Nate the Great, but a different series. Last week we went to Barnes and Noble and you know how my mom really likes “sets” well, I told her oh look Big Nate has a new book out we haven’t read yet. So she then buys the whole set. :) But he has read one a day ever since, and then when he completes all of them he goes back and starts over again.

While we were at the bookstore I also picked up Maniac Magee from my childhood and decided it was time to read it to the boys. I remember it quite vividly, I was in 6th grade and when we would come in from lunch all sweaty and gross, and tired, Mrs. Wingfield would turn down the lights and we would sit at our cool desks and she would read to us. It would be dead silence while she read, we all loved that book and looked forward to that part of the day so much. Well now the boys know that the quicker they bathe, brush teeth, and put on their jammies, the quicker it is for reading time. So they rush to get it all done so that there’s a good 20-30 minute chunk of time where I can read to them. I thought about how maybe Sawyer is too young being in first grade, and I was read it in 6th. But that boy has the reading level of a 6th grader so vocabulary is not an issue. And he reads books that I don’t think I ever read! They are LOVING it. When I finish a few chapters and say lights out, they squeal and yell “please just one more chapter, just one!”

Gunnar is working on a mystery book report that is due on Monday. He chose to do it on this Hardy Boys book, man does he love Frank and Joe Hardy.

So that’s what we’ve been reading over in this house. If you have any good book recommendations, I am all ears! I love it when a book is recommended to me because 9 times out of 10 I end up loving it.

Oh and the craigslist guy came and took the dispenser/stand, and I’m still alive. ;)