What we're reading

Friday, 12 September 2014

We love books. Some of my most precious memories with my children are being all cuddled up in bed reading their favourite stories. 

Dylan loved story time so much that, from about 18 months old, he could recite most of The Gruffalo and Monkey Puzzle. With only one baby at the time, we had a lot more time to read so he must have heard it multiple times a day!

Even with three little ones we still make time to read every day. I love the picture books aimed at younger children, so its lovely to rediscover them all with Ayden. 

This is Ayden's favourite story. He carries it around everywhere with him (as you can see from the state of the cover). He holds it up for me and then climbs onto my lap to read. 

This series of books is lovely. Its called BabyLit and takes classic books like Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and adapts them for little people. Some focus on counting, some on colours, others on basic words. The illustrations are beautiful and its such a lovely idea. We have a couple already and I plan to invest in a few more - starting with Dracula and Frankenstin in time for Halloween.

For some reason he particularly likes page 3… hope this isn't a sign of things to come!!!

I am always amazed by how well Dylan and Meryn can read now. To me, they still seem too small to be able to sit and read a book themselves. Ridiculous I know. But they still love to have us read to them at bedtime. 

Dylan was given a full set of Roald Dahl books for his last birthday and we're working our way through those at the moment. They love them. We're just finishing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They've asked for The Twits next. Fine by me :)

As for me… well, after starting The Husband's Secret on holiday in June (!) you'd think I'd have finished it by now. No. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was determined to carry on reading when we got back. Not so much. I think I'm averaging a chapter a month. I'll finish it eventually.

What are you reading at the moment?

1 comment

  1. Reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). I read the first in this series and now very engrossed in this one. I definitely recommend his Cormoran Strike series if you like detective mystery type books. :-)