Saturday, January 11, 2014

What We Are Reading

This week we started reading Primrose Day by Carolyn Haywood. I guess it seems like I choose a lot of books by Carolyn Haywood, but this time I didn't choose -- my daughter did. My 17 year old remembered reading it as a young child and thought the kids might enjoy it. It is about a little girl named Merry, that lives in England during WWII, and is sent to live in the US with her cousin. It is pretty simple and light and not real exciting -- but, the kids really liked it. Bethany especially liked it as she thought some of the British words that Merry used, and got teased about, when she started school in the US were funny. She was asking me again this morning what word did Merry use instead of truck -- it was lorry. Today we are starting Hot Chocolate Friendship -- finally, something that is not by Carolyn Haywood and also not written in the 40's or 50's. I do tend to choose some pretty old books. 

I'm not fond of this time of year. After Christmas I am pretty much ready for spring and summer -- drinking iced coffee on the front porch and watching the kids run around and play. I have a new camera and it is just not nice weather to go out and get pictures. I tried just walking around the yard the other day and getting some pics of winter, but found all of the pictures pretty unappealing. I am so ready for spring.

A few pictures from the past week or so.


  1. Oh I loved that book by Carolyn Haywood. Merry's dad would say "Merry Primrose Day" to her. Whenever I see primroses for sale I think of that book. I think I told you that my daughter's name is Betsy because of the Betsy books. I didn't think anyone else remembered the Primrose book.

    1. We love the Betsy books. We I asked my 17 year old if she had any suggestions for a book to read it took her about 30 seconds to come up with the Primrose book. I don't know what it is about the books that my kids love so much, but they never seem to get tired of them and neither do I.