Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spring Reading Thing Summary

Wow, I can't believe today is the first day of summer.  Among other things it means it is time to report on my reading this spring.  Spring Reading Thing was sponsored by Katrina at Callapidder Days.

The books I choose to read were:

How the States Got Their Shapes
This was an interesting book, but just not something I could finish.  It just didn't have enough of a plot to keep my interest.  It had a lot of great information and is a great reference.  If I could find it at a reasonable price I would probably but it for my personal library so when we had questions it was handy. 

Return to Hundred Acre Woods
This was an absolutely charming easy read.  The text is simple and lovely and the pictures are soft and fresh. I loved reading it as something lighter which I didn't have to think about.  It is a great read aloud even for smaller children as the poetry and selections are short.  It is also something nice to pick up when you just have a few minutes to read. 

Crazy About Cookies
This was a fun book and had lots of yummy looking recipes.  However, I didn't get a chance to try any of them out as when I had the ingredients it was too Hot to turn on the oven and bake.  I will be checking it out from the library again when it is cooler.  

In addition to these three books I also read:

Call Me Mrs Miracle   
This is the newest Christmas novel by Debbie Macomber.  I enjoy so many of her books and it was finally my turn to get it from the library.  Set in New York City a single career woman suddenly becomes guardian for her nephew when his widowed father has to deploy over seas. Not only is this upheaval for her but there are challenges for her nephew as well.  He frequents a large department store, makes friends with an elderly sales clerk, and picks out the hottest toy of the season as the only thing he wants for Christmas. Due to the upheaval in his lifeduring the past year his Aunt has decided no matter how much she has to scrimp, she will get it this for him. She has a new beginning in her life as well. The joy of the story is how everything works out in the end.  I really enjoyed this novel.

The Kings Speech
  This is the book which the movie of the same name is based. In it you will find the story of the man who helped King George overcome his speech impediment. I was not able to finish this while I had it checked out of the library, thus I can not give too many details. Despite not making much progress I found it to be engrossing and a worthwhile read.


  1. FYI- How the States Got Their Shapes is a History Channel program that was VERY interesting. This might be one case where the book isn't more interesting than the "movie." :)

  2. Good job! I've been curious about The King's Speech (both the movie and the book). I might have to see if it's at our library. Thanks for being part of SRT '11!

  3. I didn't realize the King's Speech was a book first. I'll have to see if the library has it. Good job with your reading.