Two weeks ago I went to a used book sale and scored this nice little stack of books for $9.50.
I was excited to see a couple of books that Addison and I will enjoy reading together. How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. I LOVED this book when I was little and I’m anxious to see Addison’s reaction. He’s not big fan of gross out humor, he’s more of a potty humor kind of guy but I think he’ll like this one. I think a movie was made in the past few years but I refuse to see it. Some things should just be left alone.
There was also a “choose your own adventure” book. Oh my gosh, I loved having to make a decision that would determine the end of the book then going back and rereading and making a different decision. How fun was that?! It has “22 possible endings”. Something tells me he will be all over this.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. When Dear Husband and I were first dating he introduced me to his taste of movie watching by showing me some of his favorites. I think it was some sort of test. The Godfather I & II (and then III just for good measure), Somewhere In Time and The Scarlet Pimpernel staring Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour. Not only was I hooked on the The Scarlet Pimpernel but I was also hooked on the guy showing me these movies. It didn’t take me long to know that he would someday be “Dear Husband.” When I saw this book at the book sale I knew I should give it a shot.
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I read this book quite a while ago. I loved it so much I knew it was one that I would need to read again and again. I did not see the movie after hearing the reviews. Again, some things should be left alone.
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron. I know, I know…it’s super sad. I already know her agonizing choice thanks to the movie. But I didn’t see the movie all the way through, just that terrible part where she has to choose. But for some reason I feel compelled to read it.
The Kite Runner by Kheled Hosseini. Two years ago I bought A Thousand Splendid Suns at this same book sale and have yet to read it because I need to read this one first.
Which would you read first?