Our Week in Books #5

Oops, we seem to have acquired a lot of new books this week! I really need to get cracking with reviews… I’ve been a bit slow with the reading; slightly behind on reading books for me and not that great with the picture books. I’ve been doing a book sort-out this week. I started by taking all most of the children’s books off the shelves.


Eek. I’ve still got a huge pile of books to put away but some of the shelves are looking lovely and neat 🙂 I’ve also been putting the picture books onto Goodreads, which has been taking time, and I’ve probably still missed several, but you can have a nose at our current selection of traditional tales; dinosaurs and dragons; monsters, spooks and aliens; and pirates. I think I will struggle to fit everything into one category and want to put my favourite authors together instead of spread over categories.

Lovely shelves of books

There is absolutely no point in me doing this. We’ll start taking the books out to read and they’ll end up in a total mess again. However, I am doing some minor weeding whilst going through, which is something…

Between sorting books, getting some paid overtime, and stressing about my doctor’s appointment, I don’t feel like I got anything really done this week. Two weeks until half term so I need to get some decluttering out of the way now. Three weeks until eldest child turns seven and I’m burying my head in the sand. I don’t want her to be seven. I don’t want to plan the party she wants. That probably deserves its own post, I doubt I’ll write it.

Books added to shelves: 27
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that just can’t stop Talking – Susan Cain (BritMums Book Club)
Penguin in Love – Salina Yoon (review book from Bloomsbury)
Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon – Rachel Valentine & Ed Eaves (review book from Bloomsbury)
The Perfect Princess – E.D.Baker (review book from Bloomsbury)
Princess Ponies: Best Friends Forever! – Chloe Ryder (review book from Bloomsbury)
Kid’s Garden Card Deck – Whitney Cohen & Roberta Arenson (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
Who’s in the Farmyard? – Philllis Gershator & Jill McDonald (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
Bear About Town – Stella Blackstone & Debbie Harter (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
How Loud is a Lion? – Clare Beaton (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
We’re Roaming in the Rainforest: An Amazon Adventure – Laurie Krebs & Anne Wilson (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
Skip though the Seasons – Stella Blackstone & Maria Carluccio (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
If you’re Happy and you Know it – Anna McQuinn & Sophie Fatus (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
Ruby’s Baby Brother – Kathryn White & Miriam Latimer (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
The Real Princess: A Mathemagical Tale – Brenda Williams & Sophie Fatus (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac – Dawn Casey & Anne Wilson (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
Shopping with Dad – Matt Harvey & Miriam Latimer (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
The Barefoot Book of Pirates – Richard Walker, Olwyn Whelan & Richard Hope (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
The Adventures of Odysseus – Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden & Christina Balit (Barefoot Books Kickstarter 2)
Hair in Funny Places – Babette Cole (2nd hand from charity shop)
A Necklace of Raindrops – Joan Aiken & Jan Pienkowski (2nd hand from charity shop)
Rainbow Magic: Angelica the Angel Fairy – Daisy Meadows (2nd hand from charity shop)
Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2nd hand from charity shop)
Pants – Giles Andreae & Nick Sharratt (Mostly Books, 2 for 1)
My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh – Nick Sharratt (Mostly Books, 2 for 1)
The Driftwood Ball – Thomas Docherty (review book from Templar)
Troll and the Oliver – Adam Stower (review book from Templar)
Who’s in the Tree that Shouldn’t Be? – Craig Shuttlewood (review book from Templar)
Cumulative: 44 (£25.70)

Books bought for gifts (from Mostly Books)
Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Browne
The Scallywags Blow their Top – David Melling
The Pig’s Knickers – Jonathan Emmett & Vanessa Cabban

Library books borrowed: none
Cumulative: none

Books removed from shelves: 28 to school; 12 to post
Cumulative: 45

Read 52 books finished this week:
The Queen of Dreams
Started reading Quiet – Susan Cain

Year progress: 32/365 = 8.8%
300 Picture Book progress: 68/300 = 22.7%
Read 52 progress: 4/52 = 7.7%

300in2014 A reading challenge from http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup

One response to “Our Week in Books #5

  1. I am in awe of these posts! I know you say they’re for your records more than people reading but I love reading them still 🙂
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