birthday books

Upon the occasion of his 11th birthday, we gave our older nephew THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, A PRINCESS OF MARS and the Complete Novels of Sherlock Holmes.

He opened the Shannara book and looked at it with great dubiousness, proclaiming, “I’ve never heard of Terry Brooks.”

“This time last year, you hadn’t heard of David Eddings, whom you now love,” I said.

“Oh yeah,” he said thoughtfully. “How did I find out about David Eddings?”

“Aunt Catie gave you the books,” my sister Deirdre said dryly, and he c said, “Oooooh….heh heh heh.”

As of last night he was halfway through the first book and asking my Dad to read it so they could discuss it. :)