A link-up at Housewife Spice.
First, the obvious: it's not Wednesay.
Second: I've been even busier than usual this week and so have been away from the blog, friends' blogs, and other joyful responsibilities (and not-so-joyful ones).
Anyway, as you can see, there hasn't been much time for reading. Finishing up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has been fun and satisfying (the final reflection on that to come; in the meantime, Masha and Jenna give their thoughts, likes, and criticisms).
I checked out The Year and Our Children from my parish library on the recommendation of Hevel, and he was right--its a very good resource. Not sentimentally craftsy or text-book boring, but somewhere in the happy middle. I like it a lot, and will probably be checking it our periodically with each new season.
The Tickle Tree was a bargain book I purchased at the grocery store, and was essentially the third book in a buy-three-for-ten deal. The rhyming is always nice for small children and reading aloud; I like dream-like tone and illustrations, but from the cover I was expecting it to go in a different direction . . . more about a Faerie just underneath the visible world, with pixies and queer beasts hiding beneath leaves and behind trunks . . . but it dissolved into more of a nonsense rhyme, like "The Jabberwocky" on steroids. :p