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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bonus Round Book Report

I am on track with my goal of reading a book per month, but I am not counting the books that I read for my two book groups, as I consider those "required reading" as opposed to free reading.  But, I just HAVE to put a plug in for a book one of my groups read in May: "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith.  It was a DELIGHTFUL read.

It tells the coming of age tale of Cassandra, a young girl who lives in a dilapidated castle with her impoverished family.  Cassandra narrates the story and I love her funny and beautiful observations about life.  This book made me laugh out loud, and I stayed up late reading it.  I highly recommend this book if you are in the mood for a light and fun read.


  1. She wrote The 101 Dalmatians as well, love that one. We listened to it a couple summers ago just in the car. It was more for me than my kids (then ages 5 months and 23 months) but I really liked it. It was very different from Disney's adaptation. Maybe I can listen to this one by her and see if the kids tolerate "kids' books for mom" still. :)

  2. There are some brief (and funny) nude moments but your kids are probably too young to catch on to those...