Saturday, April 18, 2009

Book Sharing Monday - Yes I know it's Saturday!

I saw this wonderful idea over on Mama4's blog. Every Monday, participans will post about a children's book they have been reading or have enjoyed - sharing a favourite lines or two. I love this idea so much - there is nothing I like better than talking about books, and this will make sure I update at least weekly.
I have been buying books for my children for (gulp) almost 30 years now, so I have a few to choose from. I have always been extremely fussy about the books I choose and can easily spend hours in the children's section selecting and rejecting. I find that there are very few gems and a lot of dross in most mainstream bookshops nowadays and tend to go on recommendations. I hate 'lift the flap' type books, or books with bits that fall out, and TV character books don't even make the list. I hope you will enjoy my choices.
James, who is only 2, does not yet have a wide range in his literary choices - preferring the same book over and over again for several days, until I can manage to bring another one to his attention - and even then 4 of his very favourites don't actually have any words. With that in mind, I will, more often than not, select one that I have enjoyed with my older children and probably not the Stephanie Meyer series that my 19 year old daughter is currently reading!
Please visit Alex's lovely blog and join in and see the list of other bloggers taking part. Oh - and visit here on Mondays.


Unknown said...

I am excited to visit you on Mondays! We have a couple of things in common...I could also spend hours in the children's section of a bookstore or a library, even if my kids are not with me ;)
the other is that I also don't like what I call "junk" books, I rarely let me kids have junk food, and same goes for books. I do agree that there is more and more junky books out there unfortunately.
Make sure to visit the links in the participant section on my blog, you might like some recommendations there... My youngest is 4, and I do pick some of the Book Sharing Monday selections with her in mind sometimes.
Anyway, welcome to Book Sharing Monday!

Unknown said...

ok i should have taken the time to proofread!
it should say "my kids" not "me kids" lol!
I also noticed after leaving my comment that you already have the links to the participants..looks great!

Gina said...

Hi Jacqui glad you're joining book sharing Monday too, great isn't it!

Love Gina xx

sunnymama said...

I'm looking forward to reading your Book Sharing Monday posts as I have a 2 year old too. I'll be back tomorrow to see what book you choose to share first :)

Wyld Jane.. said...

Thanks for your lovely comment,on my blog, started reading "you are your childs first teacher" its fascinating xx can we keep in touch ? and bounce ideas x