I stayed in bed a good part of the day, but I do feel like maybe I have turned a corner on my sickness. So rest makes a difference.
I have noticed that we enjoy reading around here. If I don’t know where Camille is, she is usually on her bed with a book. Today, she stayed home sick and was up on her bed quite a bit. This is one of the things she is reading right now.
I have never read those books, but I want to some day. Maren has been loving The Little House on the Prairie series. She is reading this one right now.
After she reads every night, she writes in a reading log for school. I found her later reading one of the American Girl books about Felicity, the doll she has. Robin, our book loving first grader, is reading everything she can, but tonight, she was reading a Rainbow Fairy book.
Earlier she was reading the Book of Mormon reader after we did our family scripture reading.
She loves to read!
Sure enough, Brandon was in his room reading before bed. Before Christmas all he wanted was a select group of books and clothes. He got a little more than just that, but he has been enjoying all the books he received, including The Mistborn series.
There are a lot of authors out there with the first name of Brandon these days.
Not only does Nicole study French, but she saw this play in San Francisco a few months ago. And she also loved the movie. She is a definite lover of literature. It has been so fun to talk about the books she is reading, being an old English major and lover of books myself. Some of my favorites that she has read recently — To Kill A Mockingbird, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Help, Jane Eyre, and now Les Misérables. It is the long version; she is enjoying a good, long read.
Erik gave me a few books for Christmas, one being this memoir called One Hundred Names for Love, about a man who is a writer and suffers a stroke including the center for language formation. Good writing so far.
Erik is reading a book I gave him for Christmas that I can’t wait to get a chance to read.
Reading on a slow day helps the time pass more enjoyably. And I know it helps us think, create, escape, and learn. There is nothing like a good book. It is great to have a house full of books and readers.