Category: Books & Reading

Book Readalong August 2020

This post contains affiliate links After giving this a go as last month’s #BringBackPaper activity, I though we’d have a book readalong each month going forwards. I really enjoyed disappearing into last month’s book, and then emerging knowing that I could chat about it with fellow readers. There’s something quite …

Book Readalong

This post contains affiliate links This month’s #BringBackPaper activity is something I’ve not tried before. I thought we’d give a book readalong a go, which is as straightforward as it sounds. I thought that this could be a fun one to try, as I want to avoid running book or …

11 Books And Reading Related Activities For Children

You won’t be surprised to discover that we have had several bookish themed activities and days whilst we’ve been schooling at home. Of course we read daily, but then we have expanded on the reading theme through a variety of activities and I thought that it might be useful to …

Reading Is My Escape

Reading is my escape. It has been for as long as I can really remember. OK, so ‘escape’ might lead you to think that I have things that I need to escape from, but that’s rarely been the case. I had a good childhood, I wasn’t seeking solace in my …

Spread A Little Bookish Happiness

With current international events, I have halted this month’s #BringBackPaper activity as I am aware that it might not be easy for everyone to now get out and post something overseas. However, I also feel that now is a good time to spread some kindness and happiness so I have …

Book Swap February 2020

It’s dark and it’s chilly out there, which makes it perfect book reading weather! That’s why this month’s Bring Back Paper activity has to be a book swap. (OK, OK, I will no doubt say that the nice sunny days are perfect for book reading too, out in your garden, …

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 …

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