First Pages: Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon

“Drake didn’t see the king’s soldier coming. He was busy digging in the onion patch. He pulled out a fat, white onion. A worm crawled on it. Drake didn’t mind the worm. He was the son of a farmer. HIs family had been growing onions in the Kingdom of Bracken forever. He would spend his life digging up onions, whether he wanted to or not.”

~ from Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West

First Pages: Good Omens

“It was a nice day.

All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn’t been invented yet. But clouds massing east of Eden suggested that the first thunderstorm was on its way, and it was going to be a big one.

The angel of the Eastern Gate put his wings over his head to shield himself from the first drops.”

~ Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Re-learning Things with our Children

I’ve had many thoughts about re-learning things alongside my children.

Ah, this is when I’ll relearn  about the American Revolution. (I didn’t. Though I learned more than I did the first time around.)

This is when I’ll learn all the state capitols. (I did, mostly.)

This is when I’ll learn about ancient civilizations or re-learn about the missions. (Nope.)

First Pages: Wizard of Oz

“Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife. Their house was small, for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles. There were four walls, a floor and a roof, which made one room; and this room contained a rusty looking cookstove, a cupboard for the dishes, a table, three or four chairs and the beds.”

~ from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum