Summer Reading

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Last month I wrote about how I was exchanging books with my 16-year-old niece, Avery, for my summer reading selection. She would read a book of my choosing, and I would read one that she picked out. I gave her Treveryan, by Angela DuMaurier, and she gave me The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks.

Now that we’re a month in, I thought I’d just post a progress report to let you know how things are going.

Last I heard Avery was just a few chapters in and finding Treveryan a bit stilted. She’s currently camping down at The Coast, and forgot to bring it with her.

I’m actually ahead of the game – a good eight chapters in, but am feeling like I’m making slow progress since I’ve only had a chance to hit it twice.

In the mean time, I have been reading up a storm – just not for me.

Here’s a sampling of some of the titles we’ve been burning through at The Pear Tree House. Have you read any of them?

Winnie-The-Pooh, by A. A. Milne (pictured above)

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The last one, by Dorothy Edwards, was mine when I was young and is currently the favourite for before bedtime.

I’m hoping to finish The Last Song before my kids are old enough to have it read to them – which may be the only way I get through it!

What’s on your summer reading list?

– Words and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier

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  1. I’m glad you asked! I just found a copy of a Goosebumps book about mummies in French at the Salvation Army which I’ve been reading to my daughter this week while she’s been attending the Egypt art camp at the gallery, and in anticipation of her first day of French Kindergarten in September.

    I let my kids, Alice and Jack, pick my books for me so I never know what I’m going to read next. I pick out a stack of about 6 books and let them decide which one I should read. Unfortunatly they tend to judge a book by it’s cover so I’m pretty much guaranteed that if there is a girl(Alice’s preference) or an animal on the cover I will end up reading it.

  2. Just finished The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. Next will be Daughters of Fortune by Isabel Allende and then The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

  3. UPDATE: I’m afraid that Avery has been so busy tying up loose ends In regards to her school work that she hasn’t really had much opportunity to get into the book yet. Unfortunately after camp meeting it will be panic time as she only has a few more days to finish. After that, she should have more time between then and actually heading off in the middle of August.

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