Rise and Fall – Spirit Animals Assemble!

spirit animals rise and fall

February 13, 2018 – our oldest finished the latest in the “Spirit Animals” series, Rise and Fall by Eliot Schrefer.

This is course makes me think about what my spirit animal would be … who knows?

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The Royal Diaries

elizabeth royal diaries

She Who Would Be Queen

“The Royal Diaries” has been a great time for our oldest and this was the last book she read in the series, Elizabeth I by Kathryn Lasky.

History has always fascinated me and seeing her drawn into different time periods has been great.

A Piece of the World

She also finished A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline recently.

Andrew Wyeth Christina's World

Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

Fun fact: the painting above by Andrew Wyeth was part of the inspiration for the novel, and Andrew’s father – N. C. Wyeth – is a man who’s illustrations have graced some of the books of my youth.

I love when things connect like that.

As of this posting Christina’s World is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

Watership Down

Currerbell finished Watership Down by Richard Adams and then watched Dr. Corey Olsen’s first class on in on November 11, 2017.

Watership Down cover

Reading – what the cool kids do.

If you just talked about the overall plot of the book this would have been something you would have thought I would have read by now, but you’d be wrong.

She’s enjoyed it and the first class, which you can watch here.