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.