What We’re Reading in 2014


Over Christmas break, we listened to an audio of Brian Jacques’ Redwall, and it was so much fun.  It kept us all well-behaved and on the edge of our seats to Grandma’s house and back over New Year’s.


A medieval monastery of mice comes under siege by a horde of despicable rats, and a young novice mouse rises to the challenge to save the abbey.  Apparently Jacques originally wrote the book to entertain children at a home for the blind where he delivered milk.  Clearly the book was meant to be read aloud, and the unabridged production we listened to (featuring Jacques as narrator) was excellent.

There are 20-something books in the Redwall series, so I think we’re set for any road trips in the next few years!

For myself, I made a few reading resolutions for the new year.

  1. Stay ahead of William in his history and literature reading
  2. Join a classic lit book club

That’ll mean carving out some time somewhere, but it will be worth it.

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