Raspberry juice, pancakes, and dance music from America

Is it 90 degrees yet? It probably isn’t but it is definitely somewhere in the upper 80s. I expended all of my day’s energy in the early hours. Walking alone, walking with the GG down by the river, walking to the Plum. Going to Meijer. Doing a few small hoard-wrangling chores, like pulling everything out of the bench in the front room, organizing it and putting it back in. Except for a couple of veeeendsheeeeld ice scrapers… I think I’ll put those in our vee-hickles. Changing out my old fitbit to a new one. I didn’t upgrade. It was just that my old one was starting to get low on battery often enough to be annoying. After some dicey-ness (403 error), I was ecstatic that I didn’t have to jump through hoops to get my existing statistics to transfer to the new bit. Not sure why I care since I don’t ever really *look* at the stats. Just that I am a database type person and neeeeeed to know where my data is!

So onto books. I finished the Rabbit Back Literature Society a few days ago. Did I write that already? I can’t remember… I greatly enjoyed the book but would have liked the ending to tie a few things up a little better. Book virus? And what happened to Laura? Twin Peaks-ish, I know.

And then I read Finn Family Moomintroll (just the first book for now). Because, believe it or not, I have never read Finn Family Moomintroll before. As much as I always talk about the moominbeach and the moomincabin blah blah blah. I kind of vaguely remember finding Finn Family Moomintroll at Borders or wherever and thinking it looked like it might be a good read-aloud. It probably would’ve been a good read-aloud and I think I may have even started reading it aloud, during breakfast, if I remember accurately. I don’t think I even got through the first chapter before the beach urchins took off reading the books (all of them, as far as I know) on their own. They had long been independent readers by that time but they would still let me read out loud to them, which I loved because I love to read out loud. I read umpteen gazillion books out loud to those kids, including “The Chronicles of Narnia” (all seven of them), many Roald Dahl books, and “The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet”, to name a few. But I lost track of Finn Family Moomintroll and so when people would talk about the hemulen (a botanist!) or the Groke or the hattifatteners, I didn’t really know who they were talking about. But now I do and I won’t say anything more about that. In my not-so-humble opinion, it is a worthwhile book for audiences of all ages.

Can I also say that I discovered today that a young relative shares my love of dystopian novels? I like lots of fictional genres and I have merely scratched the surface of the dystopian novel genre. But I really get a kick out of that kind of book even if I don’t always totally understand what’s going on.

G’night and what have you been reading?

P.S. Never count the ducklings.

3 Responses to “Raspberry juice, pancakes, and dance music from America”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I am reading a Man Called Ove for Book Club. Not sure how I feel about it yet.

  2. Kayak woman Says:

    Loved “A Man Called Ove”. Also wasn’t sure how I felt about it for a while.

  3. Tonya G Watkins Says:

    I saw your young relative’s post today and copied down all of the book recommendations! THEN I found a couple of the books (Kindle) in our library database and put one on hold (Station Eleven — I’m #3 in line) and was able to immediately download On the Edge of Gone and I’m INTO IT. I love this genre, and always have. (I like many genres).