Reading on the Train

Have you ever taken a train trip? Now that we live in the Northeast, I have a feeling we're going to become expert at it. This past weekend we took our first train trip as a family, down to New York City (The Big Apple!) to see my sister Clare walk at her graduation from Sotheby's Institute of Art.

We let the boys pick out some books to bring along on the trip. Levi brought Chocolate Fever and Clementine. Benjamin brought Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift part one, and the first two Jedi Academy Books.

We also made sure to bring Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads (which you can see Jacob reading to Jubilee, above) so that the grandparents could read it. It just cracks me up, and I knew they would like it, too. 

Atop Belvedere Castle, Central Park.
 While we were there, my dad gave me his copy of Smart Money Smart Kids, which I gave him for Christmas, so that I could read it for myself. So I started that on the train ride home.

Over all, this vacation was not great for reading. It involved a lot of exciting first-time-in-the-city things, like riding the subway and scratching the surface of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

But I have to say, I think trains are great for reading.

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  1. I read Brandon Sanderson's "Bands of Mourning" on the airplane there and back. Not finished yet but really enjoying it. It reminds me a lot of that old television show called Wild, Wild West - probably one of the first steam-punk sort of television shows. I love the interactions between Wax and Steris, and that Sanderson made her such a real character with value found in unheralded skills like list making and preparedness. =)

    1. Ooh, I finished Bands of Mourning not long ago. Let me know when you're done and we'll talk. But yes! Loved Steris in this book! :D

  2. Also LOVED "Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads". Very Fun!


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