Category: Books & Reading

Book Swap November 2019

As the colder months are drawing in, what could be better than curling up with a book? That’s why this month’s Bring Back Paper activity has to be a book swap. If you haven’t tried this one before, the idea behind the book swap is simple and really easy for …

Once Upon a Time Online With Plusnet

This is a collaborative post When the team over at Plusnet got in touch with me about their #OnceUponATimeOnline campaign I knew that it was one that I was keen to talk about here. The campaign is hoping to provide a solution for busy parents to enjoy fairy tales with …

Creating A Reading Challenge For Kids

We have had fun this week creating a reading challenge and the kids have already made a good start on it. I know that they have tried similar ideas at school, so I thought I would adapt those ideas and get the children reading a few new books at home. …

5 Tips To Make The Perfect Reading Corner For Kids

This is a collaborative post Garrison Keillor once said that a book is a gift you can open again and again, and I’m a firm believer in that statement. As wonderful as settling down with a good book is, in today’s fast paced world that’s full of distraction, noise and …

Book Swap August 2019

As I am in such a summer reading mood, this month’s Bring Back Paper activity just has to be a book swap. If you haven’t tried this one before, the idea behind the book swap is simple and really easy for anyone to join in. It’s open internationally and you …

Win a Fabulous Bundle of Summer Reads For Your Kids!

As the summer stretches before us, what could be better than lazing away a few days with new books? It’s certainly how I used to spend my summers as a child, still do in fact! Which is why today I wanted to share with you these five books, from the …

My Summer TBR Pile

It was my birthday last month, and regular readers will know that that meant new books! I always treat myself to additions to my To Be Read pile when I get a little birthday money, and yes they are additions as I already have a fairly substantial pile! I thought …

5 Steps to Raising a Reader

Our household is a house of readers. We have more books than I care to count, and both of the kids have many, many bookshelves packed full of books. I love to read and I love to see them enjoying their books. It’s important to me that they do so, …

Book Swap May 2019

A new month brings with it a new Bring Back Paper activity, and I think we’ll go for a book swap! If you’ve yet to get involved in one of these, the idea behind the book swap is nice and simple and easy for anyone to join in. It’s open …

My 5 Favourite Reads of 2018

You know that I love to read, it’s my favourite pastime. If I have a spare hour, chances are that I’ll want to fill it by reading. If I have a trip out to the shops, chances are that I’ll pop into a bookshop. I am a bookworm, there can …

Book Swap January 2019

Let’s kick the new year off with a Bring Back Paper activity, we’ll go for a book swap! Now if you’ve yet to get involved in one of these, the idea behind the book swap is nice and simple and easy for anyone to join in. It’s open internationally, as …

Best Book Series’ for Kids Aged 6-10

As regular readers will know, I am a bookworm. And as I am very well aware of the benefits of reading, I am encouraging my children to be bookworms, too. One of the best ways that I have found to do this is to find an author, or even better …

How To Get Into The Habit Of Reading

You know that reading is good for you. You know that you enjoy it. You love it when you find the time for it, but it’s such a rare thing to find the time to pick up a book nowadays. Well, today I want to share with you a few …

Do I Make My Children Read?

Do I make my children read? That’s a question that I have been asked this week. Interesting question. And what if I do? Is reading really so bad? Is that so very cruel of me? As it happens, the answer is ‘no’, I don’t ‘make’ my children read. Children that …

Book Swap September 2018

A new month must bring with it a new #BringBackPaper activity. So this month I thought it would be fun to go for a book swap! If you’ve yet to take part in one of these, the idea behind the book swap is very simple and easy for anyone to …

Using Zapper To Sell Books

As you may know, I have a lot of books. I like books! But with heaving bookshelves, a couple of weeks ago I decided to have a big clear-out. I have books that I have read and knew I wouldn’t re-read and then a stack of books I had had …

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