Sunday, May 18, 2008

We ♥ Books!

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for reading. I would read everything and anything. I would read anywhere and everywhere. My mom loves to tell my boys how I would rollerskate around the neighborhood while reading a book. I had all the crack and bumps in the sidewalks memorized so I knew just when to step or slow down so I wouldn't fall.

I have since becoming a mother, hoped and prayed that my boys would have the same love for books that I do. Well, they do. I always enjoy seeing my boys with their noses in books. I have had so much fun sharing some of my favorite books with them. I love when they come home and tell me with excitement the plot from one of the books that they have read.

We probably spend way more money on books that anything else in this house. It's dangerous for us to walk into book stores or book fairs.

We have a rule with our boys...while we can enjoy a "fun" book, we try to keep them far away from the movie books or those that are based on cartoons or TV shows. We do own a few but for the most part I want to encourage them to read the classics.

Michael loves the Narnia series. Daniel's favorite book of all time is Green Eggs and Ham. Neil enjoys the Fudge series by Judy Blume. These are all books I read as a child.

We have so many books in our house, everytime we get rid of any, I feel like I'm abandoning a good friend. But we must sacrifice some books to make room for more (you know the military DOES have a weight limit, lol).

Even Kevin who has never really enjoyed reading, has started to pick up books and is reading quicker than ever before. I'm happy for our boys that they get to see their parents enjoying in a worthwhile hobby.

Some books that we have read recently that we'd like to recommend.

Kevin - The Last Lecture
Nadine - Anything written by Jodi Picoult
Michael - The Narnia Series
Neil - Goosebumps books
Daniel - The Teacher from the Black Lagoon

Now get off our blog and go read a book!


Bringhurst Family said...

Whenever your getting rid of books you can pass them onto my 7 year old. She's quite the reader.

Jason & Dorshan said...

LOL - When we moved the movers commented that the weight we had was from all our books and the tubs of baby clothes... I remember loving The Box Car Children series and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is very good as well. Those were two of my favorites from childhood. Emma and Trent and I are reading the Mixed Up Files right now and will be doing the Box Car Children series after we finish.