It was another rough start to the week. Emily had to stay home early in the week because she was attacked by some kind of bug that both her father and I caught. Lots of prayer, juice, and homemade chicken noodle soup helped us through the week.
But despite the rough start to the week, I did start a new chapter book called Surviving The Applewhites. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to finish the book yet, so the review will have to wait until next week. So far I am enjoying what I have read. It is actually the second book, but I don't always hold myself to reading books in order.
Since I don't have a fresh review, I thought it would be nice to mention another chapter book, that I really enjoyed previously, called The Year Money Grew on Trees. It is a superbly written story of a determined boy. Goaded into an agreement by his conniving neighbor, Mrs. Nelson, and trying to evade the summer job of doom lined up by his father, Jackson Jones works diligently to live up to the bargain of restoring a neglected apple orchard. Jackson enlists the help of his siblings and his cousins and spends a summer learning as he goes. Will he manage to grow a crop of apples worthy of selling? Will he be able to sell the apples once they are grown? Will he fulfill the bargain made with Mrs. Nelson and in return become the true heir of the orchard. The answers to these questions and many more await you in this wonderful book written by Aaron Hawkins.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, my very own early grade chapter book, Fern Valley, and my soon to be released sequel, Return To Fern Valley, coming summer of 2014! I'm also on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.