Saturday, 25 January 2014

Library Time 17

I finally got around to counting up my book total for 2013. I was astounded that I read a whopping 90 books last year. I have to say that a lot of that is due to my Kindle. I can easily bring a book along in the car. I can read in the dark which increases my reading time. Reading while nursing my baby is easy because the Kindle is small, light and the "pages" are easy to turn. I really, really enjoy my Kindle.

My daughter recently bought The Book Thief and asked me to proofread it first. I just have to say there is a lot of swearing (which I'm whiting out). Other than that it's a good book so far even if it is narrated by Death. Different and a little eerie.

So what else has our family been reading?

My husband - The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Any Skill & Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss. He didn't read this word for word - it's huge. He skimmed through it and will definitely go back for various things that are explained. My husband also owns The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek by the same author.

15-year-old daughter - Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar. This is a really good Christian novel set in Bible times. It is the second in a two-volume set. The first is Harvest of Rubies.

13-year-old son - The Assault by Brian Falkner. This is sci-fi. He won this book through our library's reading club. It's pretty interesting. Earth has been taken over by aliens. Several teenagers in the free world train to be able to take down the headquarters of Earth's enemies. Not something I would want to read on a regular basis but as a once-a-year deal I enjoyed it.

 The Assault (Recon Team Angel #1)

11-year-old son - Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

9-year-old daughter - Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

8-year-old daughter - Peanuts - Who doesn't love the Peanuts gang? My favourite is Snoopy.

6-year-old son - Curious George

2-year-old son - anything Peter Rabbit. He has recently "discovered" the Beatrix Potter books and loves them. I think he enjoys their size. They fit him so nicely and it's easy to carry several at once. The Tale of Two Bad Mice was good for a few good giggles with a mouse named Hunca Munca.

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  1. I'm reading through the Anne series that I recently added to my Kindle for 99 cents :) I have fallen in love with my Kindle - can't believe there are over 50,000 pages of Anne on my little machine :) I love getting free books every week, too - mostly cookbooks that I can browse through and then some kids' books that Stef enjoys reading when we are out and about.

    1. I love all the children's books on my Kindle. I've used it more than once to calm a restless toddler or a bored older child. :)

  2. Jennifer it is so awesome to meet another family who loves to read! (And you have lots of babies too!) My family loves to read. Your post has inspired me to create a similar one. Will do that soon with a list of what we're reading.

    I tried reading books digitally but I run into a wall every time. I it's just not the same as a real book and my eyes don't seem to like it as well. Maybe if I change or lower my expectations I could enjoy it.

    1. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I have a Kindle Paperwhite. If I had a Kindle like my daughter's I'm not sure I would like it as much. My Kindle is very lightweight, and I can use it in the dark. It's easy to use when I'm nursing my baby - which happens a lot so I have lots of reading time there. It doesn't feel electronic to my eyes. I didn't think I would like it, but I can honestly say that it's one of the nicest, best-used gifts my husband has ever given me.