Aug 29, 2012

What are you reading? Wednesday

School starts for us next week and I am starting to feel the pressure. What happened to all those days I was going to spend on the beach with book in hand?

I do feel a sense of accomplishment for having finished reading The Hobbit. It's something I wanted to do for years but never got around to it. The hobbits and their elevensies were my favourite part of the Lord of the Rings movie. I was happy to have signed up with The Savvy Reader to #readthehobbit.

 But I didn't love it. It was kind of fun but I do not understand the hype. It kind of annoyed me how Gandalf kept disappearing, then there would be a problem, then he would reappear again. How very convenient! But I still love Bilbo Baggins.

My kids have been having fun with Thomas the Tank Engine's It's Great to be an Engine this week. It's one of those books with buttons that play music. Sometimes these can be annoying (music! buttons! never stopping!) but I think it is good as my daughter is learning to follow along with the text to push the button at the right time. Gotta love something that develops pre-reading skills!

What are you and your family reading this week?


  1. Still reading Les Miserables. Reading Bookweird to my daughter. My wife is reading the 5th Harry Potter to our son. I'm also reading Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Greg Malone's You Better Watch Out, and Vicky Delany's Gold Mountain.

  2. I am finishing off 'Minutes' a French scifi book for my book group this week, and my 7-year-old is re-reading 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton and 'JoJo Lapin' in French translation, also by Enid Blyton!

    Btw, I got an email to say you had left a comment on my blog (Bilingual Babes), but it's not showing up. So just wanted to say thanks for commenting and I'll see if I can figure out the issue!


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