Friday, February 24, 2006

Three Books.


This week we have had several discussions on books, throughout our days - and usually while we were working on other activites or driving in the car.

One son is reading "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift. Its been awhile since I read that book, but I remember enjoying the satire. We talked about Swift's depression and bitterness and how this coloured his life. Very sad.

Another is re-reading "The Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper. When he last read this, this son was eight or ten - he is now a teen. He is shocked by all the racism in the book - and so we discussed why there is value in re-reading books .

Yet another son is devouring the newest book in the Redwall series - we had a Redwall-fest several years ago .

2 comments:

Becky said...

Those Redwall books are a new favorite among my boys. We found a dozen or so at a garage sale last summer for five dollars total. They were brand new, never read. This is why I love garage sales! :)

Leonie said...

That's an incredible bargain!