Our eldest and I finished The Two Towers on the evening of June 6th of this year.
Part two of three
Several moments during the read will stay with me for a long time, including the reveal of Gandalf the White and the aftermath of the events in Cirith Ungol.
Both were huge moments as we read and I’m so thankful we were able to share those together.
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?
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.
Our oldest finished the latest in Nancy Drew-ish adventures with Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion.
She finished the cougar-filled caper on February 10th.
Currerbell has been reading up a storm and The Moor by Laurie R. King was the next one to bite the dust.
She also finished A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline recently.
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.
She finished The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley on February 9, 2018.
“Not a great read but he’s a great writer” was her quick summation.
Finished Chosen By God by R. C. Sproul on December 3, 2017.
Currerbell finished Cinder, the first book in “The Lunar Chronicles”, on November 18, 2017.
Cinder is by author Marissa Meyer.
This is book two in the series and our oldest finished reading it on November 11th (or close to it) of last year.
Available wherever fine books are sold
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey was written by Trenton Lee Stewart.