so, we finished reading Mara, Daughter of the Nile, and while I really enjoyed it, the boys thought it could have been better with way more blood and fighting and none of the romance.
funny how much they loved reading it until around chapter 10 or so. A serious breech occurred in their thinking and tolerance levels then. my husband and I just laughed and decided that it is high time they expanded their horizons. we think we need to rent way more "old" movies from the library now, instead of always getting the "new" stuff.
mental note to self: what *I* enjoyed as a teen in the 80's is NOT necessarily a great way to expand a child's horizon.
our read-aloud right now is The Golden Goblet, and the boys are simply begging me to please.can.you.just.read.one.more.chapter.today? I have to admit to finding it pretty darn exciting, too.
and in other news, I almost got suckered in by a scam-virus thing only it didn't work all the way because I have my trusty English Degree. can you imagine if I had crashed this new-ish laptop all because I believed you didn't need any suffix on the end of the word "need" when it applies to a direction, read: your computer need(s) to be fixed.
*suffix "s" added skillfully by Kristina Campbell, B.A.