Monday, May 01, 2006

Mothers and daughters

In the spirit of the upcoming Mother's Day, I asked my blog pals to write about any special interests they share with their mothers and/or daughters. The most obvious one I can think of in my family is the love of reading. Just about everyone in my family loves to read, but all the women especially. We are speed readers and read just about every genre. I know I gave some author suggestions a few posts ago, but I thought I would let you know exactly what Mom, Emma, and I have most recently read.

Mom just got done reading The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown and she's going to lend me her copy so I can read it next. I know, I know, we're a little behind the times. But she and I share the perverse habit of staying FAR away from anything trendy. But, it's been recommended to us by enough people we trust that we've finally given in. I haven't asked her about it since she finished it, but last I heard, she was tearing through it. Non-stop action, love that!

I'm knee deep in design books and magazines right now, but the last fiction I read was The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Dominque. I don't normally read ghost stories, but there seem to be a heck of a lot of them on the New Releases shelf these days. And since that's where I grab randomly as I walk by, that's what I've been reading. It was actually very good, following the parallels between several generations, narrated by someone trapped "between life and whatever comes next".

And Emma got a great book out of the Bookmobile last week. It's called Sally and the Some-Thing by George O'Connor. Well illustrated, full of good, clean kid humor, and a wonderful message about compromises. She had me read it to her four times, and then later I caught her "reading" it to herself. She has to turn it in tomorrow, so we'll have to read it one last time tonight.

So there you are, shared interests and book recommendations all in one post!

4 comments:

glynis said...

You stole mine!!! Hee hee, now I'll go finish reading!

loonyhiker said...

As a teacher, sharing the love of reading is the best thing you can give a child! I'm glad you are passing this love on!

heather said...

How great to be on the same reading wavelength as your mum. Sounds like you have a real family bookclub going on there!

Judyy said...

First, I'm so "geeked" that you put my name on your Blog Pals list--I'll have to add one of those to my own blog.

Second, it's so cool to find other great readers here. I'm a huge fan of classic ghost stories, so I might check out the one you mentioned.

Third, that's neat that you share this love of reading with your family, both up and down the family tree!