For the love of books – August 2019

*This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links, if you click and make a purchase I do make a small amount of revenue* I love reading, but don’t seem to be able to enjoy reading as much as I used to, probably because as a busy working mum and wife, I don’t have that much time. […]

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Books in the post? Special deliveries from Bookabees!o

The summer holidays are LONG, the weather can be totally uncooperative, and sometimes, like many other parents, I find myself questioning my sanity and wondering how I will keep my kids busy and happy for the duration of their break.  Fortunately both my children LOVE reading, so that’s an easy out for me, encouraging them […]

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Summer reading – How to update your parents…

We are always looking for fun kids books to read, both children are voracious readers and we encourage this habit.  Emily has recently been reading How to Update Your Parents, by Pete Johnson.  What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time ‘glued […]

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Summer Reading – Taking Steps, Helen Sims

Taking Steps – Helen Sims I have been able to read a few books over the summer holidays (thank you children, for allowing your mother some peace and quiet) and this one was one I particularly enjoyed. It’s a compilation of stories, thoughts and poetry by Helen Sims.  “Helen Sims was born in November 1981. […]

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Summer reading – Follow me Home, By Jen Benjamin

I have  been trying to take advantage of “some” peace and quiet whilst being on holiday, recovering from knee surgery and having to work (slightly) less, to catch up on some reading. It’s nice to be able to sit down with a book and actually relax. Doesn’t happen terribly often, but I do try, if […]

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What we’re reading. Eclectic & interesting…

Our reading choices this week are slightly ecclectic and interesting. Emily is reading the first in the series of these books. She is LOVING it. They were recommended by a friend, and I got her a copy. She loves it so much she has been sneaking it into her school bag, to read. I even […]

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When you really don’t like a book…

So Emily is part of Battle of The Books at school, and she has a list of a books she has to read through to be able to participate. She’s an avid reader, and normally I have to pry her book or kindle out of her hands and she spends a lot of her pocket […]

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Listening to stories… 

Both my children LOVE being read to, and also reading themselves. We’ve always encouraged reading and enjoyed it.  Recently, with us all being sick with, not as much reading happened. But, because technology is brilliant we had a brilliant substitute.  Audio books.  I download them to my iPhone or iPad. Matthew is thoroughly enjoying choosing […]

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When a book has your name in it…

Reading is something we are very passionate about here in the Mad House of Cats & Babies and we love books. A personalised book is something extra special…. Little Man loves reading, and has in fact, just learned to really read, himself, working hard at school and with us to master this very important skill. […]

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What we are reading…

I have always been interested in the history of WW1 and WW2, but particularly WW1 so when one of my friends gave me a book from the War Diaries series from the Imperial War Museum, based on the diaries of a nurse who worked close to the Western Front in the First World War I […]

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