I can not believe it--the kids are back to school today! It was a short quick summer as they all seem to be, there is never enough time to do everything you want.
I have a few updates. First, no one wanted to listen to To Kill a Mockingbird in the car on the way to Wisconsin. That's okay. I probably should have had everyone listen to the book before watching the movie. It was worth a try.
The second update is that I never did read War and Peace. I read all the introductions and started reading it, but I ran into problems and never got past the second chapter. The first is I now see a need for a electronic reader. I love paper books--the weight of them in your hands, the smell of them, being able to flip back at ease, but the weight of War and Peace was ridiculous. It was so heavy and unwieldy that I had to read it sitting at a table or desk, not the most comfortable. The second is that is was difficult going getting into the book and every time I would try to start reading I would be interrupted by my children wanting something or my husband saying something like "are you going to do anything else besides read that book this summer." So I gave up. Maybe I will buy an electronic reader and try again next year.