Every January I am resolute. I started this blog in January of 2008 and wrote exactly one post. In 2009 - I resolved again - only to get one post again. But in 2011 I started out once again and wrote 77 posts! Here's to 2012 - and even more reading and blogging.
We made a lot of trips to the library over the break and the big winner this holiday was the audio book. We love audio books at our house. It seems we spend quite a bit of time in the car and instead of it seeming never-ending my kids are asking me to "please don't turn the car off" when we pull into the driveway. If we didn't have a baby who does not like a stopped car I think we might never get out.
One of our great audio finds at the library is Roald Dahl's Matilda. I know this book is forever old but my children (especially my six-year-old) and my husband and I found this fantastically funny. I had read this as a child and found it every bit as funny now - perhaps more. Matilda is the story of a five year old girl who is exceptionally precocious. She loves to read but upon asking her parents for books she is told to just watch the tellie. She finds the library and begins to read - really read - like the complete works of Charles Dickens. When she enters school (late because her parents did not get around to it) her teacher, Miss Honey, quickly sees that Matilda should be moved up to the highest class. However, Miss Trunchbull, the horrible headmistress, will hear nothing of it. What ensues are unbelievable tales of Miss Trunchbull's cruelness and hilarious stories of children trying to outwit her. If you, or any child you know, have not read this recently - I highly recommend a quick trip to the library.