Fighting With Kids Over Good Books
Yeah, I know. There are FAR worse things I could fight with my nine-year-old over. But the recent stack of books we checked out from the library had some extremely hot properties in it! Things got a bit ugly. Is it wrong to make your son go to bed early so you can sneak in and finish his current read? I’m feeling tiny little pangs of remorse. Very tiny, though.
So, my advice is not to tell your kids how good these are before you have the chance to finish them:
Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick. Hilarious, moving, quick-as-popcorn beach read. Good for adults and kids.
Savvy by Ingrid Law. Oh, wow. I so wish I had written this. In fact, I have a novel in progress much like it… glad I read this first so I can make sure mine doesn’t seem derivative!
What Are You So Grumpy About by Tom Lichtenheld. Picture book we scooped up at Book People a few weeks back. Funny, and perfect for my little grumpus. Um, and maybe me.
I have been a writing MACHINE this week. Submitting, too. Strangely, it’s all essays right now! But I’m heading over into my documents folder right now to dig out Perfect Mischief and start my first round of truly horrifcally detailed revisions. Joy.