Virginia and I have enjoyed reading through The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett. We have two copies, and we take turns reading aloud. Sometimes, Virginia will knit as I read. She found a pair of mittens the other day with a pattern containing elements from the story. I think they are next on her project list. The author came to America from Manchester, England. Her mother settled the family in an area of East Tennessee near where Michael's family is from. We want to look into this a bit more to see if there are any historic sites nearby that we might visit.
We have all had many discussions over the years (and quite a few in the last couple of weeks) about reading choices, tv and movie choices and music choices. In fact, I have been in some fairly passionate discussions with some of our students this semester about this topic.