Books I’ve Read In December

(So this is an incomplete list – let’s say it begins a week before Christmas.)

GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (Armageddon and British humor – very funny, perfect style. A little language. 1 instance of Big language. Snort. Snicker. Re-read.)

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER by Barbara Robinson (After we finished A CHRISTMAS CAROL, I read this one out loud with the Kids – again. Love it still. But as a writer, I think I woud have begun the book at the end of chapter 2, the part where our nameless narrator tells us that the wicked Herdman kids are all going to hell. Funny, and hook-ish.)

MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins (I know, finally, right? My Kid 2 disagrees, but I feel like this was a great wrap up to a series I wondered how I’d even manage to read. But I’m glad I did. All the way to the end.)

THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan (Are you a Percy fan? Yes? Read this. Are you not? Read it anyway. Riordan’s voice is perfect – voices, really. He’s a Writer. Loved it. Bring on Book 2.)

FLAWED DOGS by Berkeley Breathed (This was one of Kid 4′s Christmas books. Good. Maybe not so much a little kids’ book, but Kid 4 liked it a lot. Even to the point of a few glisteny spots in his eyes at the end. It would have been hard for him to understand all the words (even the flatulence humor is a little… dense) but a fun read-aloud.)

DeNae - ‘Good Omens’ is one of my favorite books. And so is ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.’ In December I read, well, a bazillion books, but one of my faves was ‘Menonite in a Little Black Dress.’ A bit language-y, but I love the fact that she is so proud of her religious heritage and at the same time able to look at some of the more ‘quaint’ aspects with a sense of humor.December 31, 2010 – 4:45 pm