02 April 2012

What are you Reading RIGHT NOW Challenge Spring 2012

‎"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My piles of books
are a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by
the time I read them!"
Arnold Lobel, amazing children's author

Help us celebrate the beginning of our 3rd year (our 2nd anniversary) by telling us what you are reading! 

We've been reading "books to the sky", learning loads, visiting our favorite library often, and working with our local libraries on a couple of great projects, 
we'll share all of the goodies soon.

For now grab the book you are reading 
and tell us about it, click down below to post a comment!


  1. We've been so busy working and reading that we neglected the website for a month --but we didn't stop all of our reading and working and writing --you'll see!

    Right now, as a family we are reading Watership Down by Richard Adams so wonderful --The Dad read it a couple of times recently, but I haven't read it since I was a teenager --so much truth in the rabbit's lives!

    Thanks to The Writer and a new passion for Masterpiece Theater I am reading Charles Dickens --I am beginning with Little Dorrit and so far I cannot believe that I've ever read Dickens for pleasure before!

    I also have about a dozen books beside my bed, I'll save that list for that challenge!! The Big Sister wants to offer The Bedside Booklist Challenge again soon!

    Thanks to everyone who has joined us on our adventure these past two years --we have literally hundreds of posts already written and oh, so many plans. So stick with us for another year, we hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Geronimo!!!! Stilton!!!

    The Big Sister got me THREE of them for my 8th Birthday. Including a Thea Stilton and a comic book!

    And The Dad gave me a new Dr. Suess Oh, the Things you can do!

  3. I'm reading "An Everlasting Meal" by Tamar Adler and loving it. I checked it out from the library but it's one of those that I want to own (and loan), so I've ordered a copy from brillant books!

  4. Anonymous10:53 AM

    I'm working on my novel right now, so I'm reading The Elements of Style by Strunk & White and Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland. It might not sound very exciting, but I love it! (Soon I'll be starting The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad)

  5. While housesitting last week, I began re-reading Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and the historical pages that turn up right after chapter one had me falling asleep--probably not the book to read at the end of a long day (in bed) ... probably better read when able to devour for hours at a time, on high alert, perhaps with hot java at your side. Krakauer always inspires me, so that was why I picked it up... will have to consider it for an eventful mid-summer's read, perhaps!

    This week, while housesitting elsewhere, I began reading the book on the nightstand, A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. It was interesting to consider why my friend picked the book up, so I turned it over & was a bit riveted by the jacket description. Not sure I'll finish it, or if I'll pick it up elsewhere to finish it, but if so, you'll read about it here!

  6. The Dad7:49 AM

    I am reading The Adventures of Sherlock by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I had read some of the stories years ago and liked the style. I was inspired to go back to Sherlock Homes by a TV show, of all things, called Sherlock. The books are much more fun because you see your own version of what Doyle wrote not an edited styling of some TV director.
    Go books

  7. I just finished “have a little faith” by Mitch Albom (turns out a good choice for Lent and Easter).

    Two unlikely main characters are covered: a Jewish Rabbi and an inner-city drug addict & thief. WOW! The juxtaposition of these two is brilliant and handles the question of faith and action in a whole new light. Excellent story and read. Albom creates another winner!