Apr 17, 2013

What Are You Reading? Wednesday

What are your eyes perusing today?

Last week I read nothing for myself. It was all elementary school work, all the time. So many forms to fill out and so much time spent finding the neighbours to see if they knew more about the vague explanations than I did. Luckily some did. I cannot believe how much work goes into elementary school here. Luckily the first week is over and only a slight amount of bloodshed (paper cuts for my husband and I!).

This week I am trying to make up for it but my book choice wasn't the best. I am reading Ender's Game which is really good but really intense. Plus it starts with a brilliant 6-year old (like mine and all of yours too!) going off to school...on another planet. I'm a little too emotional for this but can't stop reading, it's too good. I guess there will be a movie based on this and Ender's Shadow, out in the autumn, so I will try to read both.

My son made his first visit to the school library yesterday. He searched high and low for English books and came home with one. Pirates of the Caribbean. It's actually a full-length novel in Japanese but the title is in English so he brought it home. :) So proud. I  am distracting him with an English version of Usborne's Puzzle Pirates.

My daughter is really into baking right now so her choice is Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Bakers. I am still a fan of the old 80s Strawberry Shortcake but I like the diversity of this series.

Let me know what you are reading (and I hope my friends in Japan aren't still stuck reading information for the new school year).


  1. I just got myself David Sedaris' Barrel Fever, because I could really do with a few laughs. Two short stories in, and it hasn't disappointed.

  2. Andrew Pyper's The Wildfire Season, Douglas Adams' Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, David Smalls' Stitches, Drew Hayden Taylor's Night Wanderer, Donna Morrissey's Kit's Law, and to my son I'm reading The Celery Stalks at Midnight.

  3. I like 80s Strawberry Shortcake better too. But this does look cute!

    Have you seen what they've done to My Little Pony?


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