Friday, February 24, 2006
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 .