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Monthly Archives: January 2009

the mysterious benedict society

Another book recommendation from my son.  Could I be happier?? Very fun read and am wishing I could have the cover as a piece of art in my house.


Ben is eight now, and he really seems more like a 10-year old.  He’s honing a fine sense of cynicism and irony that his 6-year old sister misses entirely.  He seems to realize that the world doesn’t revolve around him, but that it is also his to explore.  He’s becoming more of an independent agent. […]

The Brass Verdict

I probably read 40 mysteries last year and then suddenly needed a break.  Nice to get back to one of my authors in the genre.

Captain Underpants

This morning Ben said “Yesterday should have been National Wedgie Day, where you learn the essential art of wedgies.” This is not apropros of nothing as we have been experimenting with wedgies.  You would not believe how high you can yank a pair of tighty-whiteys on an 8-year-old’s behind.  Or how funny he thinks it […]

The Lightning Thief

SO good.  Percy Jackson, half-god son of Poseidon goes on a hero’s quest to avert a war of the gods. Really original and fun.

It’s a New Day

What a day!  What a country!! I’m sitting in front of our old 18” tv dragged out of the basement this morning as our Big Daddy television wouldn’t wake up this morning.  The sun is shining and if there was one day in this dismal West Michigan winter to see the sun, today is it! […]