Saturday, January 15, 2011

I'm Reading...

I'm about halfway through this book and so far I am really enjoying it. The Heart of Glass is about some princesses and princes in the Five Kingdoms but it's not a fairytale as it sounds. It has a twist. Prince Marcus goes on an adventure with an orphan called Gracie Gillypot who is his best friend, to the Unreliable Forest where a tree grabs Gracie and pulls her into a tunnel........

The Fables of Aesop is a very ancient collection of short tales. Each one teaches you a famous life lesson, like "slow and steady wins the race" and "honesty is the best policy". I reckon some of the tales are a bit hard to understand, but some are really good.

Mum's been reading this to my sisters and I at bedtime.  The writing is soooooo old fashioned and weird, but it is so funny we crack up laughing every now and then.
It has lots of songs in it, and even though Mum doesn't know the tune she sings them to us anyway!


  1. As an ex-primary school librarian I get warm fuzzies when I see (or hear about) children reading.
    Keep it up Kate, you are choosing some great titles to read =)
    Remember: The best time to read is... ANYTIME!!
    Raewyn (New Zealand) - stalker of your Mum's blog

  2. Hello my Dad read Aesop's fables to me when I was little, and the Magic Pudding is one of my favourites, it makes me crack up laughing too.....I would like to hear
    Mum singing those songs! I am still reading the Roald Dahl biography that you gave me for is a big book! I love that you love books as much as I do. xxxxx Martha
    PS Silly Google won't let me be a follower!

  3. I was a total bookworm when I was your age too!! (still am now in fact :-) ) keep it up, it's great to see :-)
    PS. I found my way here from your mum's blog :-)

  4. hello.I am so pleased you have started this blog.Books never have ages to the just people of love them.Now I am old but my mother just gave to me the new book on Narina,See i havn't read it yet but i will when i get time,hope you enjoy your books always-dee

  5. Kate - I remember reading Aesop Fables when I was a lot younger than I am now. I am so glad that you enjoy reading. It is a great way to spend your days. From Joy

  6. Hi Kate - I am Maria I found your blog through your mums blog. I had my boys reading books tonight and one of theirs was an Aesop fable. Have fun in blog land.

  7. Hello my darling, I hope that you are having a happy day!


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