I have a million things I should be doing (getting ready to move, trying to close on time on our new house, prepping for a trip to Romania in a week, etc), so I'll make this quick.
This week we started our unit study on Asia, so I read Kids Around the World: We Live in Japan to the kids. It was a good general introduction to how kids live in Japan.
I am reading Welcoming Children with Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities, and finding it a useful book for planning some improvements in our RE program at church.
I also started The Careful Use of Compliments, and I can tell that I like the book but it's not the beginning of the series - I'm going to set it to the side and go seek out the first book in the Dalhousie series. I enjoyed the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, so I'm looking forward to another one by this author.
We found a working little personal CD walkman at the thrift store this week, so Carbon has been able to listen to audio books on his own. He listened to Holes, and loved it, and then he listened to The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling. I had wanted to read that out loud to him, but we didn't have time, so he got the audio CD. He loved it, and I think I may want to just read it to myself also. It seems like a very clever and fun book.
In the car, we are all listening to The Mysterious Benedict Society. We had started to read that out loud once before, then had to return the book to the library before we could finish it. I am enjoying the narrator's voice more than my own - it's funny how I can listen to an audio book and think "oh, that would have been a better way to read that character" or "the emphasis here makes so much more sense that what I was doing".
I'm sure I'm forgetting some minor books that were read around here this week - picture books and early readers, for sure. I know there was some non-fiction that was browsed rather than read.
But that's all we have time for this week. What books should I get to take on my trip to Romania? Good airplane reading will be needed!