What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

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Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old is shocked to learn that Mommyo has never read Judy Blume and takes steps to rectify that Great Injustice immediately. 

A sampling of this week’s books:

In the Before Times, as we like to refer to Mommyo’s elementary schooling here at Caterpickles, Judy Blume books were banned from my school library. Which is how I have achieved this Very Great Age without ever reading one. I mentioned this to The Eight-Year-Old one day when I found her buried nose deep in Judy Blume’s Double Fudge. She immediately slammed it shut and handed it to me.

The Eight-Year-Old, firmly: “Mommyo, you have GOT to read this.”

Mommyo: “Don’t you want to finish it first?”

The Eight-Year-Old: “It’s ok. I’ve read it twice already. Judy Blume is my absolute favorite author.”

Given the number of Ivy & Bean books that have passed through our house recently, I would have thought Annie Barrows was The Eight-Year-Old’s favorite author. Apparently not.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Nine-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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