This past week my book club met in person and we were all there! I don’t remember the last time all 10 of us made it to the same meeting. We discussed two books, but I only finished one, The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki. It’s a very interesting historical fiction about a woman who inherited a fortune and had better business sense than men sense. I liked it quite a bit, but would have liked it more if there had been more of a focus on her as a woman outside her four failed marriages. I’d still recommend it to historical fiction lovers, I learned a lot!
I posted about how our homeschooling is going so far this year here. These are the books we read for Peru. The two picture books and Where Is books were great.
Sharuko: Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Brown and Chavarri is a fantastic picture book, with the story told in Spanish and English. Tello is still much beloved, even all these years after his death in 1947.
Fourteen Monkeys: A Rain Forest Rhyme by Stewart and Jenkins shows the 14 monkey species that live at Manu National Park, one of the most diverse parks anywhere in the world.
Where is Machu Picchu? by Megan Stine not only told of the country’s favorite destination, but also of some of the history of the Incas and the Spanish conquistadors.
Gage and I are also listening to The Series of Unfortunate events series and finished 3 and 4 this week. He’s addicted. Fiction isn’t his favorite so to see him excited and wanting to talk about them makes me very happy.
I’ve read 220 books of my 300 yearly goal.
On the Screen
Jason and have been watching the Sandman series on Netflix when we’ve had time, but hat hasn’t been often so I think we’re only halfway through.
We watched the first episode of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power with Gage.
Plans for the weekend
Jason is staining our deck and then we’re headed to Lake View Cemetery at Gage’s request. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 🙂 What’s going on with you this weekend?
6 thoughts on “This Week – Banned Books Week”
The series of Unfortunate Events is a great series. My son loved the books.
They are very ridiculous and entertaining. Perfect for car time!
This is a year that all of us should celebrate Banned Book Week and post about it widely. I’ve gotten more and more worried about those who would ban books around in my part of the world.
I’m glad your son is loving The Series of Unfortunate Events. It’s a fantastic series. The author is amazing to see in person if you ever get the chance.
He would love to meet the real Lemony Snicket!
Gabe also loved the Series of Unfortunate Events!
Did you finish the Sandman yet? I really enjoyed that series. I didn’t know if I would like it and then I got sucked in quickly. Hope you got to finish it.
It’s so crazy with all the book banning! Grrrr.
We did finish Sandman. It was hit or miss with me. Some episodes I loved some I didn’t. I haven’t read the graphic novels though so I don’t know how that would have affected it.