Wordy Wednesday

Book Cover Image from Barnes and Noble.com.

As the summer finishes off, we are still reading. Bedtime has been filled with 3D books on weird weather and weird creatures along with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

One might wonder why I cannot put Harry in the past. Part of it is like losing a child that you really love. Besides, my daughter enjoys reading the story out loud to her little brother. It helps her annunciation.

However, a few other choices have slipped in as well. we do read other books, other series.

One book that I flew through recently is My Sister’s a Pop Star by Kimberly Green.

Sam is an ordinary 12-year-old with a very famous sister. Sam thinks that when her sister, Danni, comes home from a year-long tour, their family will go back to normal. However, normal is nowhere in sight as the family moves into a new home that is a part of a deal with a reality TV show.

Book Cover image from Barnes and Noble.com.

With a camera crew constantly on her tail, going to a florist and the horse stable become much different experiences for Sam. Luckily, Sam has made a few good friends who clue her in to the fishbowl life.

I was given this book by the publisher to review and never expected that I would not be able to put it down. Sam is an engaging character who is a bit naive. Compared to Lizzie in My Teenage Werewolf, Sam is more like a 10- or 11-year-oldShe doesn’t have drastic mood changes despite some of the frustrations of her new life (including a totally pink room).  

I gave the book to my daughter who dove into the book and had a hard time putting it down. Once she was finished, Sara declared that we needed to get the rest of the series. Yep, it was a winner.

Book cover image from barnesandnoble.com.

Last but not least, we have been having fun reading about Fluffy, the Guinea Pig. In this book of three short stories, Fluffy goes home with Ellen for spring vacation.

He has some great adventures during spring break that involve cats, a hair salon and a taxi ride.

What we have always appreciated about Fluffy, ever since we bought a pack of books from book order forms at school, is his can-do attitude. When things look rough, well, Fluffy has a way of making the best out of any situation.

That and we have guinea pigs. We imagine that Butternut or Hannah could be like Fluffy – if they talked as much as he does.

Image by J. Durham

On my stack waiting to be read is Parsifal, a German poem about a knight in search of the Holy Grail. It has been many years since I read this book and I am looking forward to filling many winter nights with images of a young man who is trying to find truth and love.

Have you read anything good lately?