I’m still fairly quiet on the blogging front, but it’s back to school next week so that should start to pick up again. Real life has to win against blogging of course!
This week I have read one book for me which is Aspergirls by Rudy Simone. I read it entirely on New Year’s Day as it was an easy read and because it was – not a revelation, maybe an affirmation? – of things I had suspected for some time. I need to re-read, highlight extensively and then post about! Otherwise I have also read parts of The Etymologican by Mark Forsyth and Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (both 99p Kindle purchases). The latter is not appealing to me enough to race through and the former isn’t the fiction that I’m currently craving so they are both in limbo.
In the five days of 2013 I’ve read 22 (and a half) different picture books to MG and DG. The different is important, as I have read some of them several times! This week’s “winner” in terms of re-reads is Jo Lodge’s Peekaboo Little Roar. A book that is technically too young for MG and DG but a huge hit nonetheless. Series winner goes to Princess Evie’s Ponies which both girls are enjoying immensely, much to my dismay… Actually, they’re not bad at all, just not my cup of tea!
Six picture books have been added to our bookshelves so far this year! Two classics on buy one get one free from the lovely Tales on Moon Lane which I have at last visited; and four review books from Hachette. What lucky book bloggers we are 🙂
I’ve also been adding several 20p and 99p books to my Kindle in the Amazon sale. Ones I want to read at some point and at that price I’m afraid I can’t resist… I still can’t bear the idea of picture books on Kindle though.
Yesterday I took MG to London for the first time. We didn’t go on/into anything (it cost over £30 for the two of us to do anything like London Eye or Aquarium, and I just couldn’t justify the cost on a grotty January day just after Christmas!) but we walked along Embankment and took photos, then met some twitter friends at Tales on Moon Lane. MG loved her special grown-up mummy/daughter day trip. DG stayed with grandparents and was thoroughly spoiled 🙂