The kid is reading, these days,
(1) Pippi Longstocking books -- all of them, and she keeps asking for annotations on these, too, and they are even more interesting to annotate than Monty Python was. "What is snuff?" "What are cannibal children?" "Why does Pippi sleep backwards in her bed?"
(2) All of the Dick King-Smith books, one right after the next, and he has written a bazillion books, may I point out.
(3) All the Curious George books, one right after the next. I don't know what's up with this. But at least I don't have to explain them.
(4) Howl's Moving Castle, the novel.
I've been reading The Grapes of Wrath, which I hadn't read since high school. It was lots better than I remembered it. I may use it in my second semester freshman comp next year, despite its garguntuan length -- it's an easy read, the students should like that, and there are many, many easy papers in it: animal imagry and christ imagry, things students could write tidy little papers over, they would like that. And it's heavily socialist, you know, so I would like that.
But I finished it last night, and I finished Howard's End last Friday and now I am out of books again. My, this is dire.
What else can I read? Who has suggestions? I read Howl's Moving Castle in about two hours, so I'm through that one...
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