At least one of these kitties is sad about the fact that our granddaughter just left for the airport. The other is probably happy to emerge from her hiding space, after several days (Isabel). Fiona was captivated by our little munchkin and followed her everywhere.
No books arrived, this week. Not one. So, no "recent arrivals" column.
Books finished since last week's Malarkey:
- I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan
- Never Too Young by Aileen Wientraub and Laura Horton
- Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson
- When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer
I decided I'd waited too long between readings, so I restarted Sons and Soldiers and am around 94 pages in. Enjoying it just as much as I did the first time I started it and I'm looking forward to some quiet reading time, after a few days of chaos and very little reading.
When Elephants Fly is YA about an 18-year-old whose family has a history of schizophrenia. Lily's working on keeping her life calm, trying to avoid becoming schizophrenic, as well. But, as an intern at the local newspaper, she's become involved in events at the local zoo. A baby elephant has been born and been rejected by her mother, who tried to kill her. Lily can relate because her mentally ill mother tried to throw her off a roof (thinking she would fly). What will happen to baby elephant Swift Jones? Can Lily stay calm and sane until the 12-year time period in which diagnosis is most likely to occur ends?
Posts since last Malarkey:
- Never Satisfied: The Story of the Stonecutter by Dave Horowitz (book review)
- No Frogs in School by A. LaFaye and E. Ceulemans (book review)
- If You're Going to a March by M. Freeman and V. Kim (book review)
- Allie All Along by Sarah Lynne Reul (book review)
- Business Pig by Andrea Zuill (book review)
- Look at Me! Wild Animal Showoffs by Jim Arnosky (book review)
- Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast: Mission Defrostable by J. Funk and B. Kearney (book review)
- The Day You Begin by J. Woodson and R. López (book review)
- How to Feed Your Parents by R. Miller and H. Aly (book review)
- Fiona Friday: Approval rating (cat photo)
Last week was Children's Week, so all of the reviews were reviews of children's picture books. I had all my posting finished by the time our visitors arrived and they got to indulge in a pile of freshly reviewed books at bedtime. I didn't ask about all of the titles they read but I found out I was correct in predicting that How to Feed Your Parents would be a giggle-inducing hit.
No other news, today. I'm sort of exhausted from having an indefatigable 3-going-on-4-year-old around, so I'm too sluggish to even remember if we watched any movies. I don't think we did! One episode of Endeavor is all I can recall. We did a lot of coloring and playing with toys, plunking on the piano, clicking on the typewriter, and chatting with cats. There may have been a wee bit of bouncing on the bed, as well. Pray for my recovery. :)
©2018 Nancy Horner. All rights reserved. If you are reading this post at a site other than Bookfoolery or its RSS feed, you are reading a stolen feed. Email email@example.com for written permission to reproduce text or photos.
Kids are so fun but their energy is often exhausting! I’m glad you survived. I love that Fiona followed her around. My cats are both like Izzy. They’d be in hiding till the coast was clear.ReplyDelete
When Elephants Fly sounds like a good read. I’ll have to look it up.
I know! I slept a *lot*, yesterday, just to recover from having a little one around. She's just like my kids were; she never sits still for long.Delete
I was so totally impressed with Fiona's behavior. She was absolutely captivated by the little one and even rubbed against her legs, toward the end of their stay. Izzy did as well as she ever does. She hid under the bed most of the time, but she did occasionally walk around the house, so E. got a glimpse of her, which thrilled her.
So far, I'm enjoying When Elephants Fly but it's sad enough that I'm going to start another novel to give me a little bit of a break from it, when it starts to get to me.