Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Reading Recap

With school starting today it seemed like a good time to recap the summer reading T and I did this year. I blogged about our summer reading plans here (and got so many great recommendations from friends herehere  and here, thank you!).

As is tradition, T and I started the summer by reading The Trumpet of the Swan together. E.B. White's classic is one of our favorite books of all time. T likes it so much, he's started talking about going to Montana to visit the Red Rock Lakes so we can see a trumpeter swan in person! If you haven't read it, it's the story of a boy, Sam Beaver, who loves the outdoors and animals, and of a trumpeter swan born with a speech defect - he can't make a noise at all - so, with Sam's help, he learns to play the trumpet and has quite an adventure.

We had a big stack of books to chose from when we finished The Trumpet but was still excited when T chose to start the Harry Potter series. We finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and have only 2 chapters left in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. T has already gotten the third book The Prisoner of Azkaban off the shelf so we'll be ready to go this week when we finish book 2!

Have you read any good books this summer? I'll share some of my favorite grown-up books from this summer in another post soon!

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