29 May 2013

Reading Aloud: The Best Thing in the WORLD. (...and what are you reading?)

Chapter 1: Exeunt on a Leopard
In Which a Girl Names September is Spirited Off by Means of A Leopard, 

Learns to Rules of Fairyland, and Solves a Puzzle

Right now The Mom and The Little Sister are reading:
by Catherynne M. Valente

While at first it was hard to read aloud --so many new things, wild words and spelling, but THEN, BAM, MAGIC... Catherynne's fantasy pulls you in and we are THERE! We can't read fast enough. Today is a rainy day. We might just try to finish it!

Here's a little more if you're interested in reading this wonderful book along with us! 
Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.

Now, Tell Us:
What are you READING? 
Share in the comments!


  1. i'm reading the bloggess' new book, which is hilarious. and lillie and i are reading out loud the goddessgirls series, which is so much fun. also, we just finished a dumb diary (#2, i think) - they make us laugh out loud! i can't wait to read the book you're reading! did you know there's a sequel?! YAHOO!

  2. Anonymous10:27 AM

    BFWP I miss you! I was just looking for some good tips for my avid reader and thought "I should check out BFWP." This looks like an excellent option. Good reading to you all! Did I already recommend Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery and a Very Strange Adventure and Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery and Another Very Strange Adventure by Lissa Evans? Tracey