Monday, February 11, 2008

Farmer Boy, Yer Makin' Me Hungry!

"Almanzo ate the sweet, mellow baked beans. He ate the bit of salt pork that melted like cream in his mouth. He ate mealy-boiled potatoes, with brown ham-gravy. He ate the ham. He bit deep into velvety bread spread with sleek butter, and he ate the crisp, golden crust."

-Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Currently, I am reading the Laura Ingalls Wilders series. I just can't put them down! They are perfect for relaxing on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold, wintry day. Farmer Boy even inspired me to make home-made baked beans! If you haven't read the series in a while, pick up Little House in the Big Woods. It is a bit more juvenile, but still a good read. However, once you move on to Little House on the Prarie, you'll be hooked!


Marie M said...

You sold the book to me Himilce! I need a cozy book right now!!!

melanie said...

mmmm....i love reading on cold days with a cuppa hot chocolate or coffee...
SO cozy!

New Mom said...

Don't get turned off by Little House in the Big Woods. I actually started with the 2nd in the series, Little House on the Prarie and that was what got me hooked!

Jolanthe said...

I just started reading this series with my girls. My 6 year old already read the first one, but we're re-reading it all together as part of our school time. :)

They recently put these books out with new covers so they look more "attractive" and they have a website with lots of fun stuff to do too.