Tuesday, July 15, 2008

On Daddy's Lap

Sloane on Daddy's lap

We read a really great book called The Hobbit for family read aloud that we have every night. We always read really great books for family read aloud. That's my favorite part. I also like that we read at night right before bed. So when I go to sleep I can dream about the book. Sometimes I sleep with a book under my pillow so it can whisper stories in my ear and I can dream about it.

Daddy in our living room, about to open The Hobbit

Q. Who was your favorite character?

A. Bilbo, because he was the main character and he was the funniest character. I thought it was funny the way he always wished he was home in his little house with the round door, eating eggs. My second favorite character was Gandalf because he always arrived just in time to save the day.

Q. What was the most exciting part of the book?

A. When Bard killed the dragon. It was very exciting. I was glad he killed Smaug because he had done a lot of bad things that you will find out if you read the book, which I hope you do.

Q. Was there any part you didn't like?

A. Yes. I really didn't like it when Thorin died. Well, I kind of did like that part, but it made me sad.

Q. If you had a share of the dragon's hoard, what would you do with it?

A. I would give it to other people, but I would keep some of it for me. I would give it to my family and to people who need help. I would give it to my family even though they don't exactly need it, but it would be nice to have it.

Q. Would you enjoy reading more books like this one?

A. Yeah, yeah, yeah! Super-duper yeah! We're actually reading one right now called Peter Pan, who I call Peter Poppycock.

a picture of a dragon on dragon gold

This picture is near the end of the book. It's a great picture of Smaug the furious dragon sitting on his hoard. You can see the archenstone, Thorin the son of Thrane's diamond.

Why don't you read the book and tell me what your favorite part is?

Friday, July 11, 2008


I know this isn't a book, but it is about cool words. And, books are words and pictures, right? So, I thought this would fit in my blog. The title is Count Your Blessings. You should click on the picture to see it bigger. I hope you like it.

You can make your own Wordle here. Will you please tell me if you make your own Wordle? I want to come see it.