Saturday, 16 November 2013

Library Time 12

My husband is joining us for our Library Time this week. We went to a different branch of our library a few nights ago, and the baby had so much fun playing with the bead and wire toy they had while his siblings searched for books.

Right now I'm reading the memoirs of a Navy Seal sniper. I really enjoy biographies and memoirs. This one is fascinating. Just the training alone is something to read. Seal Team Six Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin.

My husband is reading No Cloak, No Dagger by Benjamin Cowburn. It's a spy story from World War II. I've read it and really enjoyed it. I'm glad he's enjoying it now.

No Cloak, No Dagger book 

15-year-old daugher - Les Mis - again. What can I say? She's a diehard fan.

13-year-old son - The Mysterious Benedict Society  by Trenton Lee Stewart

11-year-old son - The Dangerous Journey by W.T. Mars. It is the story of how a boy escapes from 1950's Hungary. I loved this book when I was my son's age and read it several times. I'm so glad he is now enjoying it.

9-year-old daughter - Emma by Jane Austen. Her older sister has inspired love in her for Jan Austen.

7 (soon to be 8)-year-old daughter - Family Circus. We have found cartoon books a great way to get our beginning readers hooked on reading. The plots are short, they "get" the jokes, the books can be read in a short period of time. Our children also enjoy: Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Marmaduke.

5-year-old son - The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. I should explain. This is not the chapter version. He's not reading independently overnight. ☺ It's a gorgeous illustrated children's book with the story obviously in condensed form.

2-year-old son - Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

He's also been enjoying Piggies by Audrey Wood and Don Wood which he borrowed from the library. The artwork really makes the book.

So, what does your family enjoy reading?


  1. Fabulous to see the whole family reading - it's sad that children are relying more on technology than their own imagination for entertainment these days. Here in England, we are a very pro- reading family too my eldest 11 is reading Anne of Green Gables, my 6 year old is working her way through Horrid Henry books, my 4 year old is reading various Disney princess stories and my 2.5 year old likes Peppa Pig & Dora & Diego stories. I'm currently reading Two Yellow Birds and The Rose Petal Beach as well as flicking through various Rachel Ashwell and Jeannne d'Arc living interior inspiration books. Will have to look into your book choices - I love a recommendation! I have a kindle as well but havent really got into it as love the opportunity to browse the shelves, feel & flick through the books etc - not the same with the Kindle!

    1. We love the "Anne" books. We really curtail our children's technology time, but they are all addicted to reading so they don't really mind. I didn't think I would like a Kindle but I love it. I still love my real books but my Kindle holds a big place in my reading now.

  2. Just catching up on your Saturday post :) Now I want to read all these books :) I had forgotten about "Dangerous Journey" and now I want to read it :)
    Hoping to take up reading to the kids again in the VERY near future :)

    1. Seeing Ezra enjoy "Dangeous Journey" has made me want to read it again.