Shakespeare fits in the medieval time period we’re covering this year in homeschooling. This was the play Mr. Curiosity chose to read. I read it along with him. I think this is my first time experiencing Hamlet.
Genre: classic play
Length: I have a book that contains all of Shakespeare’s works. This took up 41 pages of double-columned text in that book
Setting: Denmark, late 1500s
Summary: Short version: Death, betrayal, and madness in the high courts of Denmark Continue reading
I think I saw this book in a list of good read alouds. I picked it up from a new bookstore in town to read to the kids.
Genre: middle grade mystery
Length: 376 pages
Setting: Greenglass House in Nagspeake (which felt like a New England town), present day-ish
Summary: Short version: We find out why everyone came to Greenglass House Continue reading
Flamingo tongue on a sea fan
This is the VERY LAST short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer. Guess I need to find the 2019 version and start reading some newer stories!
Published: March, 2016 in Fireside Quarterly (you can read it for free at that link)
Genre: ghost story
Setting: a random house, present day
Summary: Short version: The origin and end of a haunted house Continue reading
This was one of the Modern Library’s top 100 novels of the century.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 227 pages
Setting: 1938 in Albany, NY
Summary: Short version: Life as an old homeless man Continue reading