A week of reading

It’s nice to live in a house full of avid readers. All of this time off at Spring Break has provided lots of time to get lost in a book or two (or three. . .)

What have we read so far?

My daughter’s list:

1. More Perfect than the Moon by Patricia MacLachlan

This is the fourth book in the Sarah Plain and Tall series. (Sarah Plain and Tall, Skylark, Caleb’s Story) In this story, Cassie, Sarah’s youngest child journals her feelings about her mother’s pregnancy. All four books were a gift at Christmas.

2. Dragon’s Slippers by Jessica Day George

This is the first book in a trilogy by Jessica Day George. Creel’s aunt plans to sacrifice her to a dragon. Creel takes her rescue into her own hands and walks into the King’s City ready to find her fortune. A pair of blue slippers that she wins in a bargain with a dragon hold more mystery and power than she could possibly realize. Not in any way a damsel in distress story!

3. Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George

The Dragon Wars are now over. Settled into her life as a seamstress, Creel is finding life a little bit dull. When Prince Luka sends word of dragons being trained for an invasion, Creel is ready for another adventure! This means reuniting with her dragon friends and leading them into battle. A wonderful fantasy series full of suspense and adventure. The third book in this trilogy is Dragon Spear.

My son’s list

1. The Roman Army (an Usborne Discovery Book)

We have some obsession with Romans and battle in our house (just my son actually, but he is intrigued enough for all four of us!) This book has internet links to various websites on each page. All of the Roman heroes and leaders. Diagrams of battle plans, explanations of soldier life and training, siege tactics and much more. The perfect book to get lost in.

2. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Percy Jackson thinks he is just a boy. A boy who mixes up letters and can stay underwater for an unusually long time. A boy who always seems to find trouble and if not, it finds him. But still just a boy. But when Percy gets sent to Camp Half-Blood, he discovers that he is much more than an ordinary boy. Zeus (yes, that Zeus) is convinced that Percy has stolen his lightning bolt and he only has ten days to make things right. A wonderful merging of modern day and Greek mythology. My son didn’t come up for air.

3. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Book 2 in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The magical borders that protect the special camp for the demi-gods have been poisoned.  In order to save Camp Half-Blood, Percy and his friends must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Sea of Monsters. Rick Riordan has much more adventure awaiting readers who love this series. This series is being quickly devoured in our house.

2 thoughts on “A week of reading

  1. Max just finished the first book, and now Bruno is reading this series.

    Max asked me, “Mom, could I be a half-blood?”
    I asked what he meant, not having read the series yet.
    “Could my dad be one of the Gods?”
    I said, “Well that is an interesting idea, but no, your dad is your dad. However, what God would you like your dad to be?”
    “Zeus of course!”

  2. It is a fantastic series. Both of mine are reading it now – on Book 2 and Book 4 respectively. They wake up after a long evening of reading (and many requests to put lights out!) and start discussing (or arguing about . . . ) plot points. Pretty great!

    And yes, Zeus of course. Good thinking Max.

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