4 Following


Currently reading

MirrorMask (children's edition)
Neil Gaiman
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume One: Where on Earth
Ursula K. Le Guin
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Maud Hart Lovelace
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Camille Cauti
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
Vampires, Zombies, & Wanton Souls
Marge Simon

Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy, #2)

Trzy wiedźmy - Terry Pratchett Okay okay! I'll admit it. I'm a 42 year old man, and I'm a Maud Hart Lovelace/Betsy-Tacy fan. Heck, I might even load the Amanda and the kids in the car, drive an hour from the Twin Cities to Mankato/"Deep Valley", and spend a day or two fanboying in the footsteps of MHL.

Seriously though, these books are PERFECT for dad/daughter readalongs. The innocently irreverent chapter on God and being good is divine. The imaginitive games - especially the Mirror Palace and The Christian Kindness Club - seem like such fun! And the three girls' gesture of mingling locks of their hair in personal lockets so they can remember each other should one die unexpectedly makes for a bittersweet, heartfelt moment. I loved everything about it. And if Sigourney's complete attention and pointing at the pictures is any indication, she's an MHL groupie too.

Sweet, clever, old-timie stories that aren't afraid to talk about things like diphtheria and the deaths of young people. Highly recommended!