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


Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old finally agrees to read that book Mommyo’s been pestering her about for ages, discovers the joy of fables, and makes her paper slicks just a tad more artistic.

A sampling of this week’s books:

Oh, paper, how fervently and faithfully The Eight-Year-Old has loved you over the years. I still remember receiving little Ziploc baggies full of carefully snipped bits of computer paper from The (then) Four-Year-Old’s preschool teacher, and how fiercely The (then) Four-Year-Old defended her right to keep those little bits forever.

Thankfully, The Eight-Year-Old’s passion for snipping up paper has evolved into a passion for folding up paper. The Eight-Year-Old was extremely excited to find a copy of Star Wars Origami this week. She’s been folding Yodas and Darth Vaders all week, and scattering them around the house in hopes of enticing Daddyo to play another round of Star Wars Battlefront.

Personally, I’m hoping she figures out the Millenium Falcon in time for Father’s Day. Wouldn’t that be awesome? (Shhh! Don’t tell Daddyo!)

A sampling of this week’s news:

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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 Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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