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Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics) by Frank Gilbreth
Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)

kauyyek, August 6, 2012

My tween daughter and I have a nightly reading ritual. Usually, we pick fantasy series, but recently I thought it would be good to broaden her horizons with a classic. We had Cheaper By the Dozen on our shelves, so I showed it to her. She wasn't enthusiastic about it, but I asked her to just try listening to a couple of chapters and if she didn't like it, she could choose another book. Needless to say, she loved it! I'm glad that we used it for reading aloud because while her reading level is very high, there are some very old-fashioned words and concepts that she didn't "get" and we were able to talk about them, e.g. mumbly peg.
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

kauyyek, January 2, 2012

A page-turner non-fiction book. It also taught me a lot about my adopted corner (the Pacific Northwest) of the United States. I think that every high school should have this title on its reading list.
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The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novels)

kauyyek, July 15, 2011

This audio book made a long car trip with one teenaged boy, 2 tween girls and 2 adults go by very quickly. Terry Pratchett is a genius with words and Stephen Briggs is "better than Jim Dale" (quoting my son). The exploits of the Nac MacFeegle will have you laughing out loud and saying "Ach, Crivens" and "Wailey, wailey, wailey" when it's over.
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

kauyyek, February 27, 2011

This book infuriated me. I listened to the audio version so I did a lot talking back to Ms. Chua as I listened. I kept yelling "Moderation! Why don't you try moderation?" Her smugness made me want to scream, which I did sometimes. The sleepover story made me incredibly angry - if she had taken the time to get to know her daughter's classmates, then maybe she would have made a better choice about it. So, why did I give it a 4 our of 5? I listened to it with my kids (11 and 14) and it was great fodder for discussion. (Plus, I hope that it made them appreciate me a little bit more.)
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Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer
Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.

kauyyek, July 1, 2010

Having lived in Paris in the late 80s and early 90s, I was a frequent visitor and occasionally, a paying customer of Shakespeare & Co. This book took me on a wonderful trip down memory lane. I consider myself fortunate to have been invited to tea on a Sunday afternoon and I have a friend who actually spent a few nights there. I made a return visit to Paris last summer and had to stop in at my favorite bookstore and had the honor of talking with George's daughter. This book is a must read for everyone who has entered the crazy, lovely world that is Shakespeare & Co.
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