As avid readers, my wife and I want to make sure we share that love of reading with Shortcake. Our local library has a program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she starts kindergarten. The good news is that when your young reader finds that one book that he or she likes to read over and over again, each time you read it counts as one book. So, you don’t necessarily have to read 1,000 different books to your young reader. Continue reading
While our weather hasn’t turned much cooler yet, fall is finally here! To celebrate the return of my favorite season, Top Ten Tuesday this week (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) is all about book covers that reflect the season.
As the days get shorter, the nights get cooler and the leaves start to change, it’s time to consider what I’m going to read this fall. As with many bibliophiles, I’ve got a long list of books that I’d like to read. And that just happens to be the theme of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish).
Here are ten books I’m looking forward to reading this season (between watching football games and celebrating fall with my wife and Shortcake).
- Bless Her Heart by Sally Kilpatrick.
- Artemis by Andy Weir.
- Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
- The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
- Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
- Strange Weather by Joe Hill
- A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
- The Midnight Line by Lee Child
- Working Fire by Emily Bleeker
- Slade House by David Mitchell
- Doctor Who: Survival by Rona Munroe (Audiobook re-visiting)
I’m sure I’ll find more books as we get through the fall.
And if anyone has any recommendations for fall reading, please let me know!
One of the things I’ve loved about being an uncle is sharing some of the books I read over and over again with my nieces and nephews. It’s fun to visit old friends again or wander the bookstore or library and see which books have withstood the test of time and which ones are no longer still in print.
And with Shortcake, I look forward to sharing those books with her and discovering new favorites.
I will admit I had a tendency to check-out and re-read some of the same set of books over and over again growing up. Some I can still recall the title of, while others I can remember snippets and passages from but I can’t recall the title or author. (And believe me, I’ve spent a few minutes on Google trying to see if I can put together enough pieces to find them!)
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish), I’ve decided to share some of my favorite books I read growing up. Continue reading
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of reading a good book. Breathlessly turning the pages to find out what happens next or finding that next great sentence or paragraph. Books that remind you why you love reading so much.
And then there is the other side of the coin with books that are a struggle to get through. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) looks at the books we had a hard time making it all the way to the end. Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve read more than my fair share of tie-in novels. And while I can’t recommend a steady diet of them, I think that good tie-in novel can be a great way to clear the reading pallet if you’ve just finished something heavy, dark, emotional or intense. Or they can be great bubble gum for the mind, whether reading or hearing them on audiobook (I re-read a lot of classic Doctor Who adaptations while running or working out. Great distraction without being too distracting).
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) asks us to look at underrated books in a particular genre. So, here are my top ten underrated tie-in novels. Continue reading
Growing up, I often bristled at the assigned reading in school. Part of it was probably that I was in the midst of another book that I was reading from pleasure and regretted the time I had to spend reading the stuff for school.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) is a back-to-school theme. So, I decided to look back at the books that were assigned reading and that I might want to visit again now that I’m a bit older. Continue reading