Wrapped up 2013 with three fun (in their own way) books:
~ The Elements of Style Illustrated. An English major who's never read Strunk & White? Yup, it's true. This summer, after listening to E.B. White's three children's novels on audio with the kids, I requested just about everything from the library that had his name attached to it. And that's about as far as I got -- except, my English major guilt got me to crack open the Strunk & White. It helps that this edition is illustrated by Maira Kalman. Read it in bits & pieces, and checked it out again to finish it up this year. Now, I am guilt-free (because I've read their rules and can now choose whether or not to follow them.)
~ Fortunately, the Milk. You can always count on Neil Gaiman to tell a great story. This one is so much fun! I read it aloud to Felix, and Skye listened in a bit, then grabbed when we were through and gulped it down herself. We all laughed a lot!
~ Hilda and the Troll. I believe our library has three Hilda books now. I've loved them all, and Skye has, too. Great graphic stories; check 'em out.
And started 2014 with three more fun reads:
~ The False Prince. As usual, our Teen Book Club picked a winner. Skye and I both raced through it. The first in a trilogy, and we just checked out the second from our library. The third is due out in February: Yes!
~ The Littles. Read this one aloud to Felix. I have the old versions of these, from Scholastic book orders when I was a kid, and I think this is part of the fascination for him. I don't know how long this will be there, but I found the book on Etsy. Quick, take a peek, and let me know if it's familiar to you.
~ The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics. This was a part of Skye's book stack last year, and we finally both read it. It's cute, but I wish the Dot was shown to have better qualities. Not sure she deserves that wonderful, creative, intelligent, devoted Line.