Books 4/13/04

I realize I haven’t posted in a long time, which doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, or that I haven’t had things to say about the books I read. Or maybe it does. I’m not really sure.
After going into my local kid’s bookstore last week to get some books for a book exchange, I noticed some series that I’d like to own, the Chronicles of Narnia, OZ, etc. I ended up going back in yesterday and buying my favorite Roald Dahl books: James and the Giant Peach, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Witches. I read them all yesterday and enjoyed them as much as I did when my mom read them to me ages ago. They’re much shorter than I remember, but that could be a result of having a chapter read a night. Although my mom did remind me that we ended up staying up all night to finish James and the Giant Peach– maybe thats why some of the details toward the middle were a little fuzzy for me.
I’m currently reading a deliciously funny book called Eats, Shoots and Leaves, by Lynne Truss. It’s about punctuation of all things (the title is the punchline from a joke about a panda… think about it…). Truss’ humor is delightful, and I was laughing out loud a number of times while reading it on the trolley. I’m not too far into it yet, but I can’t imagine there will be any drop in quality.

Current count: 29
Just finished: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Currently Reading: Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

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