My 27th book of the year was “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” This book is a classic and it does not take long to figure out why. I love Holmes and Watson! I was hooked within the first couple chapters and barely put it down! I literally was awoken by my husband trying to wiggle it free to put a book mark in because I read until I could not keep my eyes open any longer! Now from me that is a huge compliment for a book. I usually read for about an hour before going to bed. I read this book in a couple of days because I could not seem to put it down! I love how much of this book centers on Watson. I was highly impressed and suggest this book to all.
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My nineteenth book of the year was the award winning “Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson” by: Louise Rennison. It follows the life of a teenage girl in journal style. It was a decent read. My 12 year old is reading it too. This was a book that we can talk about that covers big stuff (Self-esteem, friends, boyfriends, mean girls, moving, sex, school issues) in an easy going way. This is a series. I didn’t know that when I started and was totally thrown off by the ending. The book just sort of stops. I would still suggest this, especially for mother/daughter reading.
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My eighteenth book of the year was Babe – The Gallant Pig by: Dick King-Smith. I read this to Bella (my 3-year-old) one or two chapters a night. It is the perfect chapter book to read to small children. It is a classic, the chapters are not very long, and there are occasional pictures for the kids to enjoy. Every parent should add this book to their read aloud pile.
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My seventeenth book of the year was David Sedaris’s “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.” This book illustrates what would happen if animals behaved like people. The results are hilarious and a little too correct! My favorites had to be the mouse who keeps a snake as a pet and the owl who learns about the world including singing leeches that live inside the rectum of a hippopotamus. The mouse story reminds me of those people you hear of who keep pet bears and let their tigers sleep in their beds. The owl story perfectly illustrates how curiosity can make you look like a real weirdo! Unfortunately people who step outside the proverbial box are often thought of as strange. Intelligence and learning are strange when you live in a world populated by stupidity.
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I just finished my sixteenth book of the year, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake – A Memoir by: Anna Quindlen. It was recommended by a patient. She made me promise to read it when I had time. I stumbled upon it last week, thought of that sweet old lady, and decided to read it now. It was a very good book about growing older. It’s one of those books I really enjoyed but I knew the entire time I was reading it that I should revisit it in say 30 or 40 years. Some books are just better at different times in life. If you are a woman facing retirement or an empty nest, this is just the book you are looking for.
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