Chronicling the books we read to our children (and perhaps the books they read themselves). Can we read 500 before they turn 12? Only time will tell.

Monday, April 18, 2005

My Sonlight quest, and another used book sale

Durham Academy had a used book sale last week -- I stopped by three times, and bought probably close to 80 books. The last day books were going for $1.00 per grocery bag -- I got two bags full. Probably the best find was Art Fraud Detective. It's an interactive book -- 30+ paintings from the National Gallery in London have been replaced with forgeries, and your job is to compare the paintings with the images from the museum catalog to determine which ones have been changed and how. Jaymie has been working on it every waking moment for the past three or four days.

I've started to keep track of how many of the books in the Sonlight catalog we can collect by going to library sales and other used book sales. We have about 115 of roughly 670 books in the catalog -- about 30 of them were bought at the Durham Academy sale.

I started reading The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis to Jaymie tonight. Stanley is surprisingly interested in The Magic Schoolbus books (Joanna Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen) -- he will sit through an entire reading of one, and then ask for it again. I tried reading Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith to Julia, thinking that she might be ready for some longer format books, but she wasn't really interested.


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