Here is a little sampling of what I have been reading since Henry boy was born.
I love this book. One of the most useful things I learned from it right now is that sleep begets sleep. If you keep waking your child during the day so they will sleep at night, they will get overtired. Then their body will release adrenaline and they will be up all night, too. I'm pretty sure I was at the edge of my sanity when Grace was an infant because I was doing that. Genius.
I haven't read this whole book, but the colic massage seems to be doing Henry some good.
I enjoyed reading this, but it only gets a hesitant recommendation because I could definitely tell it was written by an American woman in the 20th century and not a British man in the 19th century. Amazon reviews say Mr. Darcy's Diary is better.
This is one of my top five favorite books. Jane Eyre is well worth an annual read (or more frequent than that). This picture is from the latest BBC film rendition of the classic love story, which is absolutely fabulous. I'm a big fan of the gothic romance that drips from this one's pages.
I just read Treasure Island for the first time at Alex's recommendation. The plot and characters were fun, but here and there it felt like I missed something. Definitely juvenile literature, but ought to be read with a dictionary of nautical terms.
I would only recommend this one to small children who are just beginning to read, because there are fabulous illustrations and the plot was 5-year-old simple.
I really enjoyed this book. I just love Gail Carson Levine. I am excited to read her most recent book. She is the teen girl squad reader's dream.