The HobbitLydia and I just fin­ished The Hob­bit. We have my old copy from the 70’s, so it’s fun. I think I enjoyed it the most this time. When I read it with Col­in, he was very young and I spent time explain­ing things and trim­ming it a bit. With Lydia, I also feel I know the book so well that I can real­ly get into the read­ing aloud.Frightful's MountainCol­in and I loved My Side of the Moun­tain and are read­ing the 3rd sequel (which was writ­ten years after the oth­er two). Parts of it read won­der­ful­ly like the orig­i­nal, about liv­ing off the land and all… then crammed in are very heavy-hand­ed speach­es about fal­cons get­ting zapped by the man on elec­tric poles because ‘they are being dis­crim­i­taed against’…hurm.…

 

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