Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quick post while the baby's napping

Believe it or not, he's napping. In his bassinet. He's been doing this for about four days. Each nap lasts about 1/2 an hour, and I treasure every minute of free arms.

Anyway, I've been reading a lot, usually while feeding him, but I've been rereading children's books from my youth. I guess I haven't had a lot of mental energy, and rereading children's books requires very little effort. Plus, you know, I only get to read in ten-minute increments, which is not at all my preferred method of reading, so it's good when I already know what's going to happen. I've reread a number of Anne of Green Gables books (though not ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, which is actually my least favorite of the series), I've reread A LITTLE PRINCESS and THE SECRET GARDEN (finally figured out why I always liked the latter less than the former: it's because I really don't like and don't care about Colin, and his story hijacks the book).

However, this week I read a new book, HOLES, by Louis Sachar, which will probably become a classic children's book itself. I will certainly buy a copy for my son when he's old enough. I really, really liked it. And, I have to say, it made me appreciate anew that children's books are tough to write. I know every celebrity is doing it, but you know what? HOLES is as interesting, well-written, and complex, both stylistically and character-wise, as many adult books. It surprised me. I'm still thinking about it.

Whoops, there he goes; my 1/2 hour is up!

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Hooray! He's sleeping!

I agree with you about _The Secret Garden_ and _The Little Princess_. I loved the idea of someone sneaking into her attic room and transforming it into a magical place! I also loved that she loved books.

My sister-in-law read a few of the _Little House on the Prairie_ books with her daughter and said they were kind of depressing as an adult. The family keeps moving, and things always seem to get worse. We had fun speculating about Pa's need to move whenever he could see smoke from someone else's chimney--was he actually a serial killer on the run? :-)

What age do you think _Holes_ would appeal to? I have the impression of it being junior high material, so I haven't checked it out yet. We're still working on _The Phantom Tollbooth_ right now, but my kids have really enjoyed _James and the Giant Peach_ and the _Mouse and the Motorcycle_ books.

Okay, I'll stop now. . . Hope your cutie keeps sleeping for you!

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