What We Are Reading- June 24th


Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

My favorite books to read are ones where one or more of the characters is just a wee bit weird. Let’s just say that I can relate to that personality trait and I found those types of characters in spades in this novel. Blackberry vines, a trip to Antarctica, and mean mommies set the tone for this wacky comedy/mystery. I found this gem in a Little Tiny Library in our neighborhood and I will be returning it there to be enjoyed by the next person as soon as I learn exactly where Bernadette has gone.

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Of course my husband is reading something sci-fi and awesome. This Ray Bradbury classic was written in 1950 and is an episodic tale/collection of short stories telling the story of the human colonization of Mars. Many moons ago I read Fahrenheit 451 and loved it but haven’t read anything else by this sci-fi genius.   I am a big fan of this type of story telling and look forward to reading this one after I find out what happened to that chick Bernadette.


The Ultimate Book of Vehicles by Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic

The Ultimate Book of Vehicles by Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic

My son calls anything on wheels a vehicle. “Look at all of those vehicles! There are three red vehicles!” I think it is one of his favorite words.  Vehicle is  not a word that I knew when I was four years old, but somehow he does. That being said, this book is one of his favorites because it is full of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and many other moving things. To add to the “moving” theme, this book is a pop-up/pull tab lovers dream come true with dozens of moving parts for kids that make the pages come to life.


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