Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cheaper by the Dozen - Hilarious and extremely well written

What a larger than life family.

This book had not only myself, but also my 9 yr old, 7 yr old, and sometimes 5 yr old laughing out loud, sometimes to the point of tears.

Imagine having to have you tonsils removed so your father can take movies of it for work...
Or riding in foolish carriage with 13 other people, most of them shouting 'Road hog!!' at the top of their lungs. It is bad enough that 4 of my children have taken up the habit whenever we are in the car. And luckily I can make sure the windows are closed as we drive up to intersections.

Besides the laughter, the authors portrayed some very fond memories of their father and the family times that were spent together before their father passed away.

An excellent read for families. I would whole heartedly recommend this.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Les Miserables

This is my next book and I think it will be slow. Not because I cannot read this kind of book, but I want to fully be immersed and read every word. It is so hard sometimes to just push through the slow beginning.

This is not the first time I have tried to read it. My mum bought it for me in my teens. My mum knew the value of classics... yet I have taken a long time to find this out for myself. So Les Mis... I love the show, I love the music, but I know I cannot truely say I love it until I have read the book... where the true lessons and pearls lie.