Monday, October 19, 2020

The Ghost at Dawn's House

 My first book of October was The Ghost at Dawn's House by Ann M. Martin.  I've been part of an online book club where we read a Babysitters' Club book every two weeks.  The Bookshelf started this back at the beginning of summer and I'm so grateful.  It's reminded me of how much I loved these books and how much fun it is to read something easy and quick.  

BSC books have been good palette cleansers between books dealing with big, important, and sometimes scary things.  They are fun, they hold my attention, and they provide a healthy dose of nostalgia.  I also love looking at the parenting in these books and picking and choosing what might be useful in my family (don't sleep on fiction as parenting manuals).  

I've heard many times that when kids are struggling to read, the best thing you can do is give them easy to consume books or books that bring joy.  The secret to why my pandemic reading life is so full is that I've sprinkled in some easy books to keep me going.  

This book was fun because there was a mystery to solve and Dawn is the babysitter I most identify with.  Are you a Kristy, Mary-Anne, Claudia, Stacy, Dawn, Mallory, or Jessie?  If you're not sure or don't know what I'm talking about take this quiz and tell me your results in the comments.  

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