Families and Reading for Life
Your home is your castle.... :)
I am grinning from ear to ear today. My eldest son, Patrick, flew in from Australia this morning to spend two weeks at home. I am so so thrilled. We normally see him only at Christmas....this is an extra special treat to have him home.
More great news, my daughter, Christine, is flying home from New Zealand next week. She has been in the hospital and is in recovery mode and well enough to fly back to the nest. Can you hear my sigh of relief?
One daughter is still at large, Miss Claire is in China. In ten days, she and I will meet in New York to commence a two week College 'road trip'. Just me and Miss Claire, driving up, down and across New England looking for the perfect college for her.
My youngest, Sir Connor, is still in school...sweating it out until his last day on Thursday. His English teacher has given him a reading challenge for the summer holidays which makes me very happy, I just love a challenge!
"Screw your courage to the sticking place and approach the sofa with it. Prise your remote control out of your child's hand, ignore their howls of anguish and challenge them to read every single one by the time they go back to school in September"
from Country Life magazine
I call it a list to love.
All books referenced to a little book store 'across the pond'
that I wish was my little 'shop around the corner'.
Book store: R. J. Julia
Book recommendations from June 22, 2011
issue of Country Life magazine
Top via Apartment Therapy
Graphics and bottom image via Country Life magazine
Image of girl via We Heart It