Books – Thurs 7th Aug 2014 #R2BC #WOTW

By | August 7, 2014

I’m having a little *yay* tonight because we finally managed to get into town today. T is very much a “I like my four walls and my garden and if it’s not football-related, I don’t want to go out”, which is usually fine, as long as he’s getting fresh air and exercise by bouncing/swimming in the pool.

Sometimes I feel we should have this itinerary of theme parks, cinema trips and days out, but then the school holidays are meant to be relaxing, for the children. If they’re stressed about the public transport journeys/strangers, then it doesn’t make for “fun”, does it?

So, into town we went. Primarily to pick up this (and doesn’t D look pleased we did):


And our trips to town don’t include toy shops, neither T or D seem interested by them.

Instead, it always involves one or two of these, something I never begrudge buying and this week’s Word Of The Week:


There is just something so fantastic about opening a new book (I always prefer hardback btw) and knowing that it’s all yours, to read in your own time. Sometimes a chapter or so at a time, sometimes you have just to keep reading and reading because you need to know what happens next (and then you realise it’s 1am).

I’m so glad that T and D share my love of reading, their imaginations can be quite limited but the books open up so many discussions about the stories and the characters. I have a proviso that if they’ve been okay in town and got on, then they can each choose a book.

D chose these on our last two trips (one after last week’s hospital appointment and one today):


The Fairies one has gone everywhere with her since last week, she loves to dip in and out of it and tell me facts about the fairies, all 150 of them!

The Minecraft book was her choice today, she does like her Minecraft!

These were T’s:


The Temple Run ties in (ish) with the app and the outcome of the story depends on the reader. Every so often there’s a choice of story plots with pages to turn to if you want a particular thing to happen.

The other one was something that T was very eager to read, he likes the look of the cover and its length (over 700 pages).

And me? These were a few that arrived from Amazon, the GBBO books fulfil my current love of baking and adapting recipes and the Landline one looks really good. Sort of along the lines of the film, Frequency, finding a link to the past with maybe the chance of influencing how life may turn out.



This was lovely to see today too, our pitshop in the coffee shop after buying our books, T and D happy together:


And that means more to me than any expensive day out.

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xOjox on 7th August 2014 at 9:48 pm.

That temple book reminds me of a Dr. Who one my eldest used to have. They are such a good idea. Glad you got to go out, I did too x


Jeannette on 8th August 2014 at 6:07 am.

Thanks, it takes a lot of persuading to get T out but glad we did. X


Mummy Tries on 8th August 2014 at 7:58 am.

What a fab #WotW, it’s great that you all got so much out of your books! It’s been a long time since i stayed up reading untik 1am!! #WotW


Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 12:44 pm.

Thanks, so glad they like their books 🙂


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 8th August 2014 at 10:40 am.

Oh, I do love this word! I can never say no to a book request either, so mine always get them if we go shopping! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x


Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 12:45 pm.

Thanks, we end up with loads at home but they enjoy them so much 🙂


Kim Carberry on 8th August 2014 at 12:13 pm.

Great word and fantastic choices of books!! I watched the GBBO for the first time ever the other night and I love it…..Why didn’t I watch it sooner x


Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 12:46 pm.

It’s fantastic isn’t it, love #GBBO 🙂


Sarah Cruickshank on 9th August 2014 at 8:14 am.

Love books in this house too, I think Boyzilla bought 12 at the recent church summer fete 🙂 I only bought 3!


Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 12:47 pm.

Wow, that’s great, fairs and fetes are fab for book sales 🙂


Debbie Roberts on 10th August 2014 at 10:52 am.

We love books too and I recently bought a set of nineteen Charles Dickens books for my daughter from The Book People and when they arrived she nearly wet herself with excitement.

Books are great for children and if a book makes their day then what better treat can we give them?…My daughter would probably argue that a box of chocolates would enhance her reading experience and she may well be onto something.

I agree that if going out doesn’t make for fun times then why do it. Our son is on the autistic spectrum and his therapists are always trying to get us to take him places to interact more with people, but he really doesn’t want to do it, so we don’t push it.

He is seventeen and has a going out routine of sorts that he is happy with.

Popped over from #WotW.


Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 12:48 pm.

How fab about all those Dickens books! Thanks for your comment about your son too, makes me feel better that we’re just fine being at home 🙂


Merlinda Little on 10th August 2014 at 11:05 am.

I am so glad that they are into reading! Not a lot of kids are. They look so happy with their loot! I miss reading. Its been awhile since I last read a book. Since I had decent time to sit or lie down and have a read. I miss it #wotw


Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 12:49 pm.

Thanks lovely, they absolutely love their books, far more than toys. Sounds like you need some “you” time, hope you get some soon x


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