Saturday, October 27, 2012

Better Late than Never

I just finished reading the book, Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt.

For the first time.

I'm 41.

Why didn't I read this before?  It is an excellent overview of how people lived and thought and acted during the Civil War.  It is an excellent overview of how people think and act or react to things today.

If you've not read this, high tail it to your library and borrow it and begin right now.  As soon as I was finished (I read it in two days), I went to Paperback Swap and immediately ordered a copy for our home.  All of my kids will be required to read it and discuss it with me.

I wish someone would have encouraged me to read it earlier.  Oh well, I'm glad I have now even if I'm older than the intended reader of "young people."


Melanie said...

I've never read it, either. We're doing a re-read through The Hobbit in anticipation of the movie release, but Across Five Aprils is our next read aloud. I'm looking forward to it.

Susan said...

I read "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" (for the first time) when I was 34. I felt cheated that I'd never read such a fantastic book before. I read "Across Five Aprils" not long before that and likewise wished somebody had made me read it earlier. :-)

Glenda said...

Melanie - It will make a great read aloud.

Susan - I've never read "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry." either. I'm going to look for it at the library this week.