Category: Books & Reading

A Star Wars World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day we are taking part in a Star Wars blog tour with Egmont. Egmont have just released new titles, brilliantly timed for World Book Day and all so very tempting and thrilling for my son. There are the new Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space titles, …

Win ‘The Children’s Garden’

We’ve recently been sent a copy of The Children’s Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow by Matthew Appleby. It is packed full of fun ideas and projects for getting the kids involved outside, and even inside during the colder months with gardening-inspired activities. A garden can be a …

Peace Of Mind: A Book of Calm for Busy Mums

I’ve been fortunate to receive a new book by Georgina Rodgers, Peace of Mind: A Book of Calm for Busy Mums. I’ve been reading about Mindfulness and Slow-Living lately, so this book was well-timed for me and welcome. I wrote earlier this year about how the Christmas break allowed me …

February Book Swap

Yay, it is book swap time! I do love a book swap and these always go down well, so I thought it would be a nice way to kick of Bring Back Paper activities this year. The idea of the book swap is to send a pre-loved book out into …

Win A Brilliant Preschool Book Bundle

We have been lucky to receive a rather gorgeous bundle of preschool books from DK. We’ve shared our thoughts on some other DK preschool books before, and as we like those ones so much, I knew this would be a treat. Both of the children were so excited when the …

Papery Peep January 2016

Welcome to the first Papery Peep of 2016! Papery Peep is that time in the month where I share anything papery that takes my fancy, and invite you to do the same. This month, I’ve been enjoying reading, so I thought I’d talk about that and update you on my …

My Current ‘To Be Read’ Pile

As it’s the start of a new year, I thought it would be nice to look back over my book journal for last year and remind myself of all that I read and enjoyed. It seems that 2015 saw me reading 72 books, along with a handful or re-reads. Some …

Five Under £5 For January

Whilst I was having an early morning scroll through Instagram over the weekend, I spotted Julia’s #fiveunder5 series and promptly fell in love! Every month she shares five things she’s found, each for under £5, for a little fun and inspiration and invites others to do the same, and so …

Bring Back Paper in 2016

I started #BringBackPaper back in April 2014, though it really doesn’t seem that long ago. You can read my original papery post here on why I wanted to start this feature. As we begin a new year, I’ve been giving some thought as to what do with the series this year. …

May The Force Be With You

A few weeks ago I brought you details of a few of Egmont’s current Star Wars books, and today I’m delighted to be bringing you even more, thanks Egmont! The Reading Residence is most definitely a Star Wars household. The Husband grew up loving it, and now with Little Man’s …

Peppa’s Christmas Post Blog Tour

Today I’m talking about that loveable pink pig, Peppa, and Christmas cheer. We’re taking part in Ladybird Books blog tour, celebrating their new title, Peppa’s Post. Peppa and her friends are organising a festive pantomime and need to write bundles of letters to everyone in the village, so that people …

The Authors That I Can Never Resist

I like to read. A lot. I don’t think that that’s much of a secret, is it? I’m at my most content when I have a good book on the go, and I love to roam around book shops for new titles to add to my constantly growing to-read pile. …

Win Dinosaur Books!

We received a lovely bundle of books from DK last week, all about dinosaurs, and today I’m also offering you the chance to win the same bundle. I remember my brother being interested in dinosaurs when he was little. I even recall the book that he read over and over …

Learning with Reading Eggs

As you may well know, we’re pleased to be working with Reading Eggs this year, having used it for the past couple of years with Boo and enjoyed it. It’s now Little Man’s turn,  and so we’ve been using Reading Eggs and Mathseeds for a few weeks now.  As Boo loved it …

Celebrating Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday 10th October is Star Wars Reads Day, a global celebration of books for Star Wars fans. Well, this is one household that is definitely up for that! Our Star Wars Story The Husband grew up loving Star Wars, I enjoyed it as a child, so when the ‘new’ movies …

October Book Swap

Hooray, it’s time for another swap here with #BringBackPaper! Just before I get onto that, a note about #SundayStationery. It’s looking like it works best just sharing over on social media using the hash tag, rather than as a blog post, which makes sense and is nice and easy. So I’ll …

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