The Bookish Homestead: What We’re Reading This Week

When we moved here, we half-joked, half-cried about how “oh, god, there are more boxes of books to carry in!” It seemed as if every time we were sure we’d finished carrying heavy book boxes in, we’d find a few more on the moving truck. Aside from the shared library in our living room, we all have our own little libraries, and we check out books by the armful when we go into town to visit the library.

I thought it would be fun to share what we’re reading, so here’s the inaugural post of our “The Bookish Homestead” series.

What We’re Reading

The Kids:

Alex, age 8: The Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborn. Alex has read several of the Magic Tree House books, and he says “I just like these books.” Good enough. 🙂

Elizabeth, age 9: Princess Ponies: A Dream Come True by Chloe Ryder. My animal-crazy girl is very into fiction about animals right now. She says: “It’s about Princess Stardust’s best friend, Blossom, who likes to play sports.”

Sarah, age 12: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Sarah says “it’s a good story and I like the way Maas writes.”

Emily, age 13: Emily is reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. She just started this, but since she immediately grabbed it after finishing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it’s probably safe to say that she’s just as obsessed with Harry Potter as I’d hoped she’d be.

Roger and Colleen’s Reads:

Roger is reading Backyard Projects for Today’s Homestead by Chris Gleason. If you can find a copy of this out-of-print book, grab it! Roger says that he likes the fact that there are lots of good, simple projects and plenty of detailed photos. Great book to get inspiration for your own building projects.

And, finally, I’m reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton (and currently listening to the Hamilton soundtrack as I’m writing this post…) I’m really enjoying this massive biography. Chernow does an amazing job of bringing Hamilton to life, and I love seeing Hamilton’s cockiness played against his insecurities. Fabulous read.

So, that’s what we’re reading this week!