- MA, USA
- member since October 27, 2007
Edward E’s last login was Saturday, December 26, 2009.
Thank you for the invitation, I found a couple for my wish list on your shelves. I am also from the berkshires of MA, seems like you can find yankees. I wish I had more reading time these days, but I play here and am getting teaching cert. for my mid-life career change. Nice to meet you, Edward. Nice brood : ) bz
Yes, I want to read Garp, but I am afraid. I LOVED the movie so much, and I'm not too sure if the book is better. I have been scarred with the dramatic difference between Forrest Gump the movie and Forrest Gump the book.
Since your daughter enjoys fantasy, has she tried the Sister's Grimm series? I am completely addicted. It is an interesting mix of fairy tales, myths, legends, bed time stories, etc. It is a lot of fun to read through and realize who each character really is. For instance, the mayor is Prince Charming, and Granny is the grandma from Little Red Riding Hood. It is just cleverly done.
How old is your daughter? She is growing up in a time where there is so many YA books meant for her. I am addicted to YA. I will read an adult book and then a YA, just to help ease my mind.
One of my favorite YA series is Lauren Myracle's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen. They are just great reads with great writing. I adore Winnie's character in these books.
Hope you don't mind, I cribbed your great list to start my own, having read maybe 5% of your list! I did remember a book I read this year that's not on your list, but I think you'd like: Up From Orchard Street by Eleanor Widmer. There are some parallels to The History of Love (mostly in place and time), which I was going to recommend too, but found it on your list already. Thanks for recommending Shalfari! Jen D.
Thanks for the friend request and the note! I have a seven YO daughter and a 4 YO son, and I grew up in the Berkshires. Also went to UMASS-Amherst and I cheer for the Sox.
OK, done braging about my ties to Massachusetts now = D