Well, we finally made it back to the library – score one for Pathologically Literate! I guess I checked out too many books for The Boy last time; it took him so long to get through them all that we didn’t have to make any trips for the entire month of June… for shame, for shame. But – he did love the books I picked, although he very grudgingly admitted this. It kills me, because he has no idea how much effort I put into finding just the perfect books for him. Here’s about how it went down each time he picked out a new book from our library tote:
PL: Here’s a book to read, honey – you’ll really like this one. I picked it out just for you!
TB: I don’t want to read this book! This is a stupid book! I hate this book!
PL: Well, read it anyway. Just read a few pages for this one Reading Time and we’ll see what you think.
(30 minutes pass)
TB: This is a great book! I’m so glad I picked it out!
Do you see what I mean? No credit! Being a mother is a thankless, thankless job. It’s a good thing I love it so much or I’d start to get a complex… Okay, back to the books! Here’s what we found at the library today:
- Scat by Carl Hiaasen
- Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
- The Secret of the Fortune Wookie by Tom Angleberger
- So B. It by Sarah Weeks
- Middle School: How I Survived Broccoli, Bullies, and Snake Hill by James Patterson & Chris Tebbets
- Big Nate: Pray for a Fire Drill by Lincoln Peirce
- Big Nate: Dibs on This Chair by Lincoln Peirce
- Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle by Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, & Mary Nethery
Scat is one of a group of Tween/YA novels written by Adult Fiction author Carl Hiaasen which also includes a book titled Chomp, which The Boy read earlier this month and really enjoyed. Darth Paper and Fortune Wookie are sequels to The Strange Case of Oragami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, which The Boy read in June and also liked very much. He’s also a huge fan of the Middle School series by James Patterson, and as we’ve mentioned before, the Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce. He loves reading about dogs, so he’s super-excited about Nubs. I took a gamble on So B. It, but I think I’m going to win big on it – I’ll keep you updated. The Boy and I are in talks about the possibility of him contributing to Pathologically Literate with youth reviews of some of the books he reads. Keep your eyes peeled – you never know what might be coming your way!
Have you taken your kids to the library lately? What goodies did they find?