Remember how I said a book box of books from Amazon arrived the other day? I thought I'd take a picture. They're all children's books. We are a little book crazy around these parts. It's absolutely essential that both my boys love to read. Which is why we buy an insane number of children's books and why I go to the library every single week and take out 10 or so books to read to Oldest (and Littlest) at bedtime.
As for me, I haven't been doing much reading lately. Last night, instead of reading, I was asleep by 7:30. I can't remember the last time that's happened. But that isn't to say I haven't read anything. I've recently finished a collected edition of poetry by Maya Angelou, Sula by Toni Morrison, and Incantation by Alice Hoffman.
At the library, even though I KNOW I won't finish them all, I picjed up The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, After Dark by Haruki Murakami and The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing.
So, in spite of everything, I am still trying. Who says having a newborn in the house means giving up ALL my free time, eh? We'll see.
Books are glorious, be they for young or old!ReplyDelete
I relate... I have had two impulsive trips to the library in the past week and came home (Both times) with arm loads of books to read.
I doubt it.
Yes, books are glorious. Books are like M&M's, I can never have just one! My niece Elizabeth is learning from her crazy reader Aunt Mary. With us it's two armloads of books.ReplyDelete
Elizabeth just finished a wonderful book that she shared with me called, "Bitter Tastes", by Author V.B. Rosendahl. It's a wonderful mystery like Nancy Drew, but with some wonderful twists and turns. We loved trying to figure out the "who done it" before getting to the end. We are recommending it to friends of all ages.
A little book crazy, eh? Nothing wrong with that. I can't help myself when it comes to buying childrens' books. I was never much of an avid reader as I kid but I am hoping that my children grow up reading books all the time. And as a teacher, I have already collected literally. hundreds of childrens' books; I am sure that I've probably purchased doubles unknowingly! Oh, well. You gotta love books!ReplyDelete
I just noticed your sidebar! You and your husband are so much like us. We also met on the internet, and I'm American and he's English, but we live in the U.S. I know another woman with a book blog who is American with an English husband (and I think they met on the internet, too) and they live in the U.S. Her blog is Books and Coffee and she's in my blogroll. Oh, and on the weekly geeks list, too.ReplyDelete