|4K Reading Log|
|Christmas Wish List 2018|
Discuss the Books - You don't have to be part of a book club to discuss a book. You don't even have to have read the book - just be prepared to ask questions and listen to the answers. Once in a while I'll read a book one of the older children has recommended to me, but I usually just enjoy their enthusiasm as they tell me about the adventures of this character or that one. Likewise, they enjoy listening as I highlight a particular book I'm reading, or introduce them to a new author friend. In fact, I recently told them about Fiona Ingram's blog tour with WOW! and they were so excited they asked if they could put her books on their Christmas list.
|A B & C visiting with Bev at LaDeDa Books 2017|
I've also included my children in my love of book reviewing - they get really excited when they are asked to read and review a book that will appear on my blog. I understand that's not something everybody can do, but if you happen to have a blog, it's something to consider.
And now we need to discuss the downside to cultivating a garden of bookworms...
|Delphine Reading in Bed|
"If I catch you reading you'll have extra chores tomorrow"
"Absolutely no more reading today - hand over those books before you go to bed"
"There had better not be a book under those covers - if there is, you're grounded"
I keep a straight face with the children, but I laugh on the inside about punishing them for the very thing I'm guilty of doing. Once you bite into a great book, it's so hard to stop - says this mommy bookworm!
That begs the question(s):
--Who helped cultivate your love of reading?
--How have you inspired your children and family when it comes to reading?
--How do you get your littles to stop reading and go to bed on time?
--What's the name of your favorite local bookstore? (feel free to give them a shout out - or post a link to their website)
Thanks for being here today & always!
You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at her personal blog - Crystal is dedicated to turning life's lemons into lemonade!