July 31, 2013

Summer Reading List

School’s out for summer. School’s out forever…well, at least we’re in the silly season before my summer vacation from the office. Which means it is summer reading time. I asked the Rising Daughters to indicate their favorites from our bedtime reading list amid these sweltering summer days. 
The Top 7 and a brief comment on (or review of) each book follows.

Aloha Bear by Dick Adair
“A penetrating analysis of Hawaiian socio-political norms and their integration with culture as seen in the form of the cuddly-wuddly brown bear who often says ‘Aloha’”.

Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
“Gallic tough love, baby.” - Elena

Cat and Dog by Rozanne Williams
“Packed with action. A roller coaster ride… dazzling. You won’t be able to put it down.” -Marina

Generation X by Douglas Coupland
“Still my bible.” - Me

Sally’s Red Bucket by Beverly Rendell
“A literary colonoscopy.” -Elena

Motel Chronicles by Sam Shepherd
“Hunk-verse. Yummy!” -Naomi

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
“This is a wonderful book to read with very young children.—especially in the original Russian! The story is simple and flows easily. The very vibrant colors in the pictures really draw the attention of your kids as you read the book. My kids simply love it. I am certain your children will as well.” – Non-existent Perfect Parent

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