I finished Flora and Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures and cried through the ending for its poignant beauty. I love that DiCamillo can take a ridiculous premise (a superhero squirrel and a lonely girl) and infuse it with truth and beauty and meaning that make sense to every age. I can't wait to share her books with my kids when they are a little older. Edward Tulane and The Tale of Despereaux are high on my favorites list. Oh there are just so many lovely books!
I also finished Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Sigh. Incredible. Loved.
I haven't read much since finishing those two. I'm listening mostly to The White Moll by Frank L. Packard (Forgotten Classics podcast) and it's so different than my usual book genre; a mob crime drama but the protagonist is a young woman who accidentally gets mixed up in trouble and can't figure out a way to extricate herself. There's a mystery, and I do like good mysteries to puzzle through and try to predict. It's different but I like to branch out from, well, childrens and young adult fiction, now and then.
It's happy Yarn Along day and I look forward to seeing what other goodies are being shared over at Ginny's blog!
P.S. I have still been trying to figure out how to correctly add the Yarn Along button to my sidebar but I think there must be something wrong with the code of my blog because, when I added it and it didn't show up on the page, I then attempted to add a completely different button from a different website as a test and it didn't work either. Blogger help forums are completely overwhelming to someone who has practically zero understanding of html and any other computer language whatsoever (i.e., me). So... if there's anyone reading this who may have the patience to walk me through some troubleshooting, let me know! I'd love to add the button to my blog since it's the only really regular event I participate in!