(i think this is no. 11..i have to go back and see).
just finished Gregor the Overlander.
..i wanted to read something else by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games). This is a series published by scholastic..i wanted to see how her writing prior to Hunger Games compared, and also see if this would be appropriate for my 10 year old.
It was of course a quick read and an interesting plot. Collins admits this book was the equivalent of what would happen if Alice fell down an air vent in a New York City apartment building instead of down a rabbit hole? Its about an 11 year old boy, who is having to take care of his 2 year old sister during the summer while his other sister gets to go to summer camp.
His father had disappeared 2 years earlier and left the family in a fairly desperate situation. When Boots (the 2 yo) falls down the air vent, Gregor goes after her. The maturity of the 11 year old is a bit unrealistic (it would be more believable to me if he were 15 or 16...but who knows ...this 11 yo has had to grow up a lot in the last 2 years since his father's disappearance, so maybe not implausible as i might think). The Underland is a very dangerous place, with giant rats, cockroaches, bats and all sorts of other things....Gregor finds that he is the center of a great prophecy of the Underland...and thus begins his journey (which includes finding his father).
Originally Posted by imbarefoot
Dealing With Disappointment by Elizabeth Crary- 5/5 stars, hands down my favorite parenting book that I've read to-date. Easy to apply to your life, and it's effective. I've never had such good results with a parenting "strategy" with my spirited 3yo, as I did with this one.
what did you like about it? is it a Gentle Discipline book? just wondering b/c i kind of collect good parenting books.
Originally Posted by friendtoall
I fell in love with audio books right away. When I only had access to books on CD, I would put them on the computer and then onto my MP3 player. PM me if you would like to see my Goodreads account - I have a separate file for all the audio books I've listened to in the past year a half or so, maybe there will be something in there you like and can get.
ill pm you now.
and actually, i carpooled with a friend down to Boston yesterday and was kind of bummed that i wouldnt be able to listen to my audio book (thought it would be kind of rude! lol!)....so i guess im becoming addicted! lol!
its kind of a strange situation for me. i have an ipod but our library's audio books wont work on a mac (my computer) or an ipod..so DP has to burn them to CD for me.
i am on a "no new book purchase" mission so i have to either find my books at the library, or via paperbackswap right now..ill check out the CD portion of paperbackswap later tonight though. i have another box of books i found in teh garage to add there anyway. i dont think you can ever have too many books, but i do think we are capping our storage space for books..and we have basement shelves dedicated to books; plus bookshelves upstairs. I feel kind of bad when i tell ppl we arent buying new books right now (they look at me like im crazy)...but honestly...the kids have probably over a 1000 books and i cant even think of how many we have...we have some serioius issues with books! lol!