Sunday, January 31, 2010

She asked.

I've mentioned recently that I've been rather consumed with my list.
I gave myself permission not to worry about extra-curricular reading this year.
I LOVE to read!
With the challenge, daily scripture reading, clutter to worry over and just the stuff of LIFE, I knew I really wouldn't have much time to stop and read - at least not the kind of time I'd want to have, once I delved into a good book.
Then my 11-year-old reader approached me with a request:
"MOM.  You HAVE to read this book.  PLEASE?!... It's SOOoooooo good."
I didn't want to.  But I did.  I was torn.  What's a busy resolutionary mother to do?
I agreed to read.
Therefore, I am pleased to present my first book report of 2010:
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata.
It's a wonderful (quick read!) coming-of-age story about a Japanese-American girl and her sister.
Humor, heartbreak, sacrifice and the tender complications of family relationships and hard things.
I remember now, when my oldest daughter read this, and told me I'd really like it.
She was right.
I think now I'll suggest that our youngest girl read it.


Smilin' sunshine said...

I still think you need to keep up the reading because you always give good suggestions!

Swimmingmom said...

How great that you daughter is motivated to read! Good for you for enjoying it with her!
I've been meaning to tell you I saw your family picture - not sure if what on your blog or on the photographer's site, but you look gorgeous. Great photos!

Janssen said...

I read this one a year or so ago and I am embarrassed to say that I hardly remember it. It's all so fuzzy to me.

Whtiney said...

I'm thinking I need to hole myself up and read!

Another friend just recommend The Help!