Saturday, March 7, 2020

What We're Reading

Daddy Steve: Gregoropolis is a book loving household.  The kids enjoy reading, and think it's an excellent way to pass the winter hours.


Marta, Kevin, and Kaveh all love trains, so naturally they're fond of the the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends books.

Marta: Did you know that the Atlanta train system was named after me?
Kevin: Really?  Wow!
Kaveh: Hmmm...

Holly Belle, Frederick, Colin, and Ann Marie have formed a poetry appreciation group.  They're currently studying Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Emily Dickinson.  As you might expect, Holly Belle has plenty of 'insights' that she's more than happy to share.

Holly Belle: Well, what I think Dickinson is expressing here is --
Colin: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Oliver, Luke, and Frank have been reading a book of Oscar Wilde quotations and have concluded that he was the wisest man ever.

Oliver: Listen to this one: "I can resist anything but temptation."
Luke: That's deep!
Frank: Yeah, that definitely speaks to me.

Uli has been carefully studying The Joy of Cooking.

Uli: Ach!  I think I could write mein own cookbook.
Rolf: Ja, ja! You should!

Mod girl Sally really digs the PopArt pop-up book.

Sally: Groovy!

Katy, Sasha, and Miguel are studying all the great works of art.

Katy: I think the Impressionists are my favorites.
Sasha: Me too.
Miguel: I'm drawn to the works of Diego Velázquez, myself.

And of course Mikko, Tyler, Blake, and Rhoda can't get enough Harry Potter.

Tyler: Prisoner of Azakaban is the best!
Blake: No, definitely The Half-Blood Prince!
Rhoda: Oh, Stupefy! you two!


4 comments:

Linda said...

It's great that the kids read so much, and each have their own preferences. :) You have a wonderful collection of small books! I love miniature books, especially when they are "readable". Great post, as always!

Gregor Daddies said...

Thanks Linda! Yes, I love 'real' miniature books too. In fact, I find them quite addictive!

Sasha's Vintage Boutique said...

your kids certainly have sophisticated tastes in books! Holly Belle cracks me up....not sure Collin was appreciating her insights. I like Sally's book the best. Pop-ups are fascinating!

Dee said...


Who doesn't love a good book! Your kids look like they are all fans which is half the battle and what a lovely variety of books they have to read and enjoy.

I have to say that Colin's reaction to Holly Belle's break down of the poem's words made me laugh, I know I shouldn't but maybe she just as one of those voices that help one relax.... maybe..

I love this post, a wonderful way to start the day