Monday, September 13, 2010

What they're reading- eldest boy (10)

Its hard to keep up with what this boy reads. He nearly always has a book in his hand. If we go out he brings a few. He has piles of them to the bed, under his pillow, along the wall next to his bed ( a book shelf made especially for this book-loving boy), on his desk, in bags...a bit like his mama except with more time.

:: Chinese Cinderella- describes growing up in China during the second world war.

:: Chinese Cinderella- the second book tells the story of CC as she goes in and out of consciousness,  dreaming or is it remembering of a past life. A historical mystery set in ancient China. 

Chinese Cinderella The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting

:: Works of Rudyard Kipling- This one he has a read, leaves it for a bit then comes back to.
:: War Stories for boys- Stories from the Second world war.

:: The Edge Chronicles- monsters, fantasy, flying ships and loads of adventure. Jett enjoyed this but says he would prefer to spend book money on bird or nature books rather than the other 14 books in this series.

:: Skulduggery Pleasant Series- Jett (and now Jasmine) are mad on this series and I kinda had to let go a little on my own first impressions ( this was given to Jett as a B'day present). Its fun and pure adventure, just what a 10 year old boy loves. He is eagerly awaiting the 5th book which I've promised him for the holidays next week.

:: dog tricks- Jett bought this one with his own money. He has been working at teaching Missy a few tricks and so far they are doing well..Missy will do anything for a treat.

:: Handbook of Australian Wildlife- another one Jett got with his own money. This is a constant bedside companion.
Handbook of Australian Wildlife

:: Mammals by David Attenborough- Another one that stays close by. One of Jetts favourites.
The Life of Mammals


Sarah said...

Wow...that is really awesome that your son will read all those books! xxx

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say how much i love your new header. so sweet! Also heard that you sold your house and the country farm dream may be a reality soon. So happy for you! You are channeling Soulemama

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Skye said...

Hi E- i knew who you were! Thankyou I'm glad you like the header its always nice to get feedback!
Yes its a bit full-on at the moment but its all in His hands and so I keep letting go and trusting in Him, and then doing again and again...xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this list, Precious One. I showed Elijah and he wants to go out RIGHT NOW (of course) and buy at least three of the ones you listed here. THank you, too, for the inspiration to just accept that my eldest is a reader, and to keep feeding him books. Lately I have been getting so frustrated at the pace he goes through books, but I realise from reading your post here that it's what I want for each of my children - a love of reading! Thank you so much for sharing here. Such a visually beautiful, enlightening, giving space. And Jett will value these memories so much in future, too.