My new favorite book is Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown. Wow. I couldn't put it down. The writing is rich and beautiful. The story is so engaging. And the heroine is so complex that I felt I knew her personally by the end of the book --- and longed to learn more about her next adventures. Sadly, there is no "Part 2" to this great book. However, there is a book that McKinley wrote, The Blue Sword, that is set in the same city ... 500 years after the reign of Aerin (the heroine of The Hero and the Crown). So, immediately after completing the first book, I drove straight to Borders to pick up The Blue Sword ... with which I am already having a hard time putting down.
As for Isaac, he is having a great time reading some Robert Munsch books. Hilarious stuff. We keep several Munsch books here because they are truly funny ... but also because the characters involved are often non-traditional families. For instance, in Andrew's Loose Tooth the main character, Andrew, is a young white boy ... while his sisters are both black ... his Mommy is brown skinned and his Daddy is white. Nothing is said of their differences ... they are just your everyday average family going through a loose tooth crisis. And that is so good for Isaac to see.
Well, I better go read more of The Blue Sword. I also purchased some back-up books in case the weather continues to keep us inside. Here is hoping for spring ... but I fear it is still a long way off.
Even the dogs are keeping to the indoors ...
Hoping you have warm & lovely weather where you are. Or that you at least have a great book.