I keep thinking about Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, a lot. I read it aloud to the older kids this summer and since picked it up for them on audio tape (they've listened to it a lot - Gus actually has a routine where he recites parts of it in a Gollum voice - it's pretty funny!).
I don't ever remember having a book "grow" on me in quite this way before. I'll try to explain more of the whys and wherefores some time later.
In the meantime, I'd like to share that the Library tree is a great success so far. They've sold about half of the books already and have asked for some additional ornaments! I'm going to include some of Melissa Wiley's Little House prequels and some picture book biographies in the new list (I'll post the list sometime in the next few days).
I'm off to clean the house for our December teen discussion night tomorrow and I have to re-read the Gospel of Luke for the occasion. Happy first Sunday of Advent! (even if it is a little early)