Haven't posted in a while and I suppose that's a good thing. Been furiously revising, editing, cutting, pasting, wondering, thinking and hoping that I'll be done soon.
Picked up a copy of The Underneath by Kathi Appelt.
My daughter and I are reading it together and it is fast becoming our all time favorite read-together book. The writing is simply divine. I can't wait to curl up again tonight and see what happens.
Just finished A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. It's an adorable story, filled with great characters and a simple, yet compelling plot. My daughter loved the short chapters, but strangely enough, the plot wasn't engaging enough for her. Sadly, she didn't finish.
It's always interesting to see what stories will appeal to my kids. My boys, never super into fiction, loved Holes, All Harry Potter books, Mysterious Benedict Society, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. It's no mystery to me why these books stand out.
My daughter likes similar books. She recently discovered Nancy Drew (the original series) and devoured the first couple immediately. I asked her what kept her reading, and she said, "The story starts on the first page."
There you go.
I better read my first chapter again to make sure my own daughter won't toss it aside.