Sunday, March 1, 2020

Where the Wild Things Are

   At the Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers Bookstore in Minneapolis, of course!
And so is my grandson Mason, age 5.   (Not pictured, the free-roaming chicken that greets the children, the chinchilla, the snoozing ginger cat named Booker T, or the rat house, etc.) 

  Mason’s book choice: an “essential companion” for JK Rowlings’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  We haven’t read it yet, but The Writer and I are fans of the author and, on Mason’s recommendation, will be checking it out soon.
 ( Must keep up so we can converse intelligently with the grandboys when we see them in June! )

Rubeus Hagrid, a Mexican Fireleg tarantula 
resides in his home amid the fantasy books 
and books about spiders.  


  1. Cynthia, it makes my emotions soar to see a child with his head stuck in a real book, sadly something I rarely see in three of my four grandchildren.

  2. As David says, so nice to see a young person reading.

  3. I am a great fan of the Harry Potter books. My children were too old for them but as a teacher I was introduced to them by one of my pupils. Can't wait to introduce them to my grandchildren.

  4. It was one of my student’s parents who gave me a copy of the first Harry Potter such a long time ago. I ended up reading all of them.

  5. What a cute picture! I love seeing children with books!!

  6. Young Mason is quite engrossed with his reading.
    I am sure that he is a suitable candidate for this upcoming
    Presidential race. Certainly won't send all and sundry up the wall with "TWEETS"
    of absolute garbage.
    With the parental guidance of Ana and Don and your overall reviewing
    with assistance from the "golfer" and Sarah who surely has learnt something
    from Angela Merkel in Germany, a youthful President Mason Bogoff would be
    a breath of fresh air for the rest of the world.
    Go for it Mason.................make us all proud.

  7. Always good to see kids reading! I see he is a Twins fan:)

  8. That book store looks like a fun place.

  9. Isn't it fun to take children to bookstores and libraries?!!! Like Far Side, I noticed the Twins hat. I can't even imagine the number of humans on this planet who have been entertained by everything Harry Potter-related!!!

  10. Such a nice picture, child engrossed in his book!

  11. That is such a good picture of Mason. He is a cutie pie, isn't he. Bet he got his love of books and reading from you. Oh, that is an Ohuhu camping stove (in my last post). It is filled with twigs but I haven't tried lighting it yet. I fell in love with yours back when you posted about it.

  12. Lovely post except for the spider eeeeek

  13. Dear Cynthia, for 36 years,I lived in Stillwater, which is to the East of the Twin Cities, right next to the St. Croix River. Thus, I know the wonderful bookstore. I also have a deep regard for J. K. Rowling and her creativity. She is a great writer. I've read all her books--several times. And listened to the audios and watched the movies--all many times! Now I enjoy her mysteries, which she does under the name Robert Galbraith. ( I think she's done 4 in the series now. All so well written.) If you like mysteries, you truly might like these books. Of course the grandchildren aren't ready to talk about them yet, but I can so understand your wanting to talk with them about the books they read. What a wonderful opportunity to bond. Peace.