Ten on Tuesday | D.E.A.R.

In honor of Beverly Cleary’s 100th (!!!) birthday and D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Day, this week, Carole’s asked us to share ten books we have dropped (or would drop?) everything…to read. 

Charlie will drop just about anything to read … just about anything. Today he read a little bit to me, too*. This is Mac Barnett’s Extra Yarn, which features a cute dog in a sweater. and a magical message about knitting. Highly recommend for anyone who reads this blog! Today’s other favorites (which I read to him…more than once) included Farmer Duck, Where the Wild Things Are and It’s a Little Book.
And now to my part of this list. I have just a few that I’ve DEAR’d:
5, 6, 7 – The last three books of the Harry Potter series. All three were released the day before our annual summer beach vacation. I did wait until we’d arrived (and unpacked, provisioned and somewhat settled in…but not much else) before I dropped everything…until I finished.
and that leads nicely into three books I’m looking forward to DEAR’ing…soon?!
8. the next Robert Galbraith installment. I’m quite attached to Robin and Cormoran and think I’d plan a little vacation to escape again with these two.
9. the next Dan Brown/Robert Langdon. ditto.
10. the next Louise Penny/Inspector Gamache. and ditto. thankfully this one is probably going to come sooner than later! …and likely won’t take even a “little vacation” to read. Maybe just a  nice free weekend.
Can’t wait to read more about what y’all would DEAR. Be sure to click here and join the Ten on Tuesday fun. Thank you, Carole, for another lively week!
*my voice is still not 100%. I know! But it’s definitely better. and I’m still loving all the coffee, so I’m still thinking it’s allergies. But geez….

8 thoughts on “Ten on Tuesday | D.E.A.R.

  1. I guess you aren't reading aloud these days! So sorry to hear that your voice isn't back to normal yet. I'm glad (very glad!) to know that Charlie is a reader!

  2. I do miss that delicious anticipatory feeling of having a new Harry Potter book in my hands! If Charlie likes Extra Yarn, he might also enjoy Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski. I recently visited a friend and her 4-year-old grandson and he asked me to read Bears Don't Read! by Emma Chichester Clark multiple times. A great book for kids that love books!

  3. Louise Penny has a new book coming? I can't wait! Charlie looks very happy to have a book read to him. I hope you can do so without any trouble soon!

  4. I hope your voice gets better! I always think it comes on from allergies and vocal stress because I usually get it when my choral groups have heavy rehearsal schedules. It takes me weeks before I can sing following a bout of laryngitis!

  5. Everytime you mention Louise Penny I tell myself : READ! Going to the top o' my list when it's time to replenish! Love Charlie's selections, especialy "Wid Things."Cheers~

  6. I'm sorry to hear that your voice isn't completely back yet but glad to hear it doesn't seem to be anything more than allergies. I can remember three books off the top of my head that I dropped everything to read: The Golem and the Jinni, The Kite Runner and A Man Called Ove. And I'm sure there are others. : ) I loved it when my children started reading to me and I agree with Carole – it's wonderful that Charlie loves to read and be read to.

  7. Sorry to read that your voice is troubling you :(. Lovely photo of Charlie – how splendid he loves books already. A child who loves to read will never be lonely or bored.

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