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Riding and reading

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Living with a reader is pretty cool. Cool because he can learn anything he wants and follow his interests wherever they lead. And cool because I get to read, too.

Anders and I pedaled down to the park last weekend (it’s also cool living with a two-wheeling phenom) for a reading picnic. Anders packed a bag of books. He claims there were 78, but I think it was closer to 12. I packed one book. We brought food and a blanket, then parked in the shade and read under the trees.

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Here’s some of the books Anders is reading (I won’t list all 78):

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Buck Wilder’s Small Twig Hiking & Camping Guide: A Complete
Introduction to the World of Hiking & Camping for Small Twigs of
All Ages
by Tim Smith

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I Am Learning All the Time by Rain Perry Fordyce

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The Magical Garden of Claude Monet (Anholt’s Artists) by Laurence Anholt

(Thanks to my mom for sending those last two!)

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Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) by Millicent E. Selsam

I’m head-deep in Nevada Barr murder mysteries right now. It’s summer, I don’t want to think too much…and I love that her lead character is a park ranger. And her descriptions of the National Parks where the stories take place are great. And I like to try to figure out whodunnit, of course. The one I was reading on this day took place in a cave, so that’s a bonus.

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Blind Descent (An Anna Pigeon Novel) by Nevada Barr

What are you reading this summer?

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2 thoughts on “Riding and reading”

  1. Though not a two-wheeling phenom, the big explorer does love to read. He’s especially fond of the Magic Treehouse series & the Magic Schoolbus series. Together, we’re currently reading Little House in the Big Woods. And he loves it!

  2. We really like the Magic Schoolbus, too, but I haven’t checked out the Magic Treehouse–I’ll have to look into that. And I’ve been meaning to start a “big” book together. While I usually use the time he is reading to dive into my own book ;) I love reading together, too.

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