Thursday, February 19, 2009

2 good books


My book club chose East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I happened to have this one on my shelf because I have been wanting to read it for years (because my mother always said I should.) I am only about 150 pages in, but it is really good. I have been to the Salinas valley so I totally understand the discriptions of it. A beautiful place, and so far, beautifully written. Can't wait to see what happens! A warning though...it starts a little slow. Very, very descriptive. I enjoy a good descriptive book, but, holy moly, this one takes it to the limit!
I happened to run across this book at the library and immediately picked it up. My Grandpa Ross was a milkman and my mom always told me stories about how she would go on his route with him and how it was their "thing." It is a simple book about a small town milkman making his rounds. Very sweet. It has a nice little rhyme to it and for some reason, I love books that rhyme. After reading it I discovered that it has both Ellie and Chris' names in it. Yeah. We will be buying this book. I love it! Ellie wants to read it every day at nap and bedtime.
What are your kids' favorites these days?

3 comments:

forever folding laundry said...

Colin is into the Froggy books right now. This phase all started when we read book that contained the word 'underwear'. He has been a fan ever since.

Shannon said...

Jaden is OBSESSED with Arthur books!! She names all the characters and points out little things in the books like "ball" and "cookie". I LOVE that she is so into books (I'm addicted to reading)!

Sheila said...

Loretta is just obsessed with books. She loves them! Unfortunately she is a bit limited since all her books are in America.