Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Reading


I love reading but I have to be in the right frame of mind, I have to be in the 'zone' and be on my own with no disruptions which is why I tend to not read as much as I'd like to and only do it in the bath as this is pretty much the only place I get 5 minutes to myself!!



I love an easy read mostly, nothing too heavy. I have read most of Sophie Kinsella's and Cecelia Ahern's books, I like them types of books you know lighthearted and leave you feeling happy and chilled after reading them. I also like autobiographies, I think this is because I'm quite a nosey person I think everyone likes to know how others live (whether they choose to admit it or not!) especially 'celebrities'!

As a child my all time favourite book was The Jolly Postman!! I Love it and still have it and read it to the kids though they don't see what all the fuss is about unfortunately!

My hubby doesn't read at all, he may read the cattle brochure to see which cows are for sale at the next cattle market and the newspaper every now and then but that's about it!!

Ellie loves reading. She has to read quite a lot, part of her English lessons are tests about books she has read and she has to answer questions on a certain amount of books each month. This is a great idea as it means the book has to be read properly rather than just skimmed through. She has read most of Michael Morpurgo's books and is currently reading the Twilight Saga series.

Keira enjoys reading and is like me, she goes through phases of reading lots then not so much. Obviously she reads her school chapter books but would choose to do something else given a choice. She likes the Dirty Bertie collection and is also into David Walliams books. 

Riley can't read himself yet (he's 5 and has a developmental delay) but will tell his own story from pictures using his imagination! Wow that boy has a wild imagination I can tell you!!
I have just ordered some Avengers Stage 1 reading books from Amazon to try and get him more interested! Riley's favourite story's that he loves to be read to him before bed is 'Mr Big' by Ed Vere and 'Aliens love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

I read with Lexie and so do the girls but she loves singing so I have been known to sing a story to her before! I can't even sing but she loves me singing which is why I started Musical Mini's with her. We have quite a few of the books from the Usborne 'that's not my...' collection, which we have collected over the years which all of the children have enjoyed reading. I've done a post of my tips for reading with baby if you want a read.

I really enjoy reading with the kids, its great 1 to 1 bonding time which is quite hard to get much of when there are 4 children. What are your favourite books from your childhood and that you like to read now? I'm always on the lookout for recommendations

17 comments:

  1. I love reading and reading to my kids. I go through phases though, where I will read a lot then stop for a while.

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    1. Glad it's not just me then Samantha! I would love to read me! If I really get into a book I can read it fairly quickly if I get the chance :)

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  2. We are book mad in our house. I love a couple of kids books especially, Harry the Dirty Dog and the Great Jam Sandwich. We have some seasonal books that I recommend which are actually just illustrations, by Gerda Muller.

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  3. Your book tastes sound a lot like mine and I don't get to read as much as I'd like. I hope we both get more chance in the future! :-)

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  4. We all love books here, sadly I don't get chance very often to catch up on a good book but the Twilight books were fab! I order so many for the kids from the book people

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  5. I have been rereading Harry Potter because H is reading it for the first time and I want to be able to talk to him about it and answer his questions.

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  6. We love books here and all the David Walliams books are great. Mini who is my top reader is currently reading The House of Secrets. I love a good thriller

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  7. I love reading and since I got my Kindle I read daily but my two aren't as keen as me yet. Fingers crossed x

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  8. As a librarian it is natural that we LOVE to read in our house ... you've a great selection there :-) H x

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  9. My son loves Julia Donaldson books. My daughter has just started on the Percy Jackson series and thinks the stories are brilliant. I hardly have any time for reading but they are usually cycling books!

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  10. I love reading with my kids and they love reading too. My Little Man loves Mr Big too.

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  11. I am with you on the Jolly Postman - so many fond memories of reading that over and over as a child - I loved all the little bits in the letter. x

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  12. I can't believe I've never read The Jolly Postman, when I've worked in primary schools for 15 years. I need to put this right!

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  13. I have never read the jolly postman but must search it out at the library

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  14. We are a family of readers. My kids love David Walliams and the Diary of a wimpy kids series. My daughter is also a huge fan of the kids versions of Shakespeare's plays.

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  15. We all love reading too, but these days I don't seem to have time as much time to read as I used to!

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  16. Dirty Bertie sounds erm... well like fun!

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