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Whatcha Reading?
Posted 8:08 AM on Thu-3-Oct-2013
I've really enjoyed being part of a book club this year. While I'm not a massive reader, it's given me the incentive I have needed to turn away from the telly at a night and entertain myself 'old-school'. I have realised though, try as I may, I'm not really a two book kind of gal, at least, not two by the same author anyway. In our book club it is an author a month, so we have up to six different titles from the one author and the really keen readers will get through several in a month as they swap around between each other. This month I finished rather quickly for me, a Jodi Picoult book. I know the name but I'd never read anything of hers b Read More...
Posted by GoMummyJo 4 Comments
What was favourite childhood book?
Posted 2:44 PM on Fri-19-Jul-2013
My 10 yr old daughter is a voracious reader, sometimes having 3 books on the go at a time (I am also a big reader, but I can't do this), she reads a variety of books and takes a lot of pleasure in it. I have always read to her at nightime a habit she does not want me to stop yet, it's a nice way to spend some time together at the end of the day. To make this more interesting for both of us, a few years ago I began reading books to her which were above her reading level, it also gave me a chance to expose her to some of the great classic books from my chidhood. We have worked our way through most of Enid Blyton & Roald Dahl, Alice in Wonderland, Call of the Wild, The G Read More...
Posted by bobsmum 6 Comments
Bookworms unite.
Posted 8:52 AM on Fri-12-Apr-2013
Ok, so I probably don't fit into the category of 'bookworm' but I do like to read the odd book, and around Christmas time I asked a few of the girls if they'd be interested in starting a book club. Being that we all have no lives (lol) it was decided that a once monthly get together to talk about our latest reads would be the perfect little gathering of Mums.Last night was our third 'meeting', and since we'd only been talking about our recent reads, I decided it was time to move things up a notch. I talked to our lovely librarians and one suggested doing an author a month. Brilliant! So, yesterday, in five opaque plastic bags I placed a book, each from the Read More...
Posted by GoMummyJo 2 Comments
Attention readers!
Posted 8:58 AM on Tue-26-Mar-2013
Ok ladies & gentlemen, I have a challenge for you... I recently started a book club. It's not your traditional book club where we all buy a book, read it, then talk about it. We have just been bringing along our latest book and sharing it with the group.On talking to the lovely ladies at the local library, I have discovered that if we make a list of some titles we'd like to read, they can check around the affiliated libraries to see if they have enough copies so each member of our group could read the same book - like a REAL book club lol.So, fellow Kidspotters, your challenge, if you chose to accept it, is to hit me with some book titles, or authors which you think would make Read More...
Posted by GoMummyJo 1 Comment
In Tolkien Heaven
Posted 10:53 AM on Tue-12-Mar-2013
In an attempt to get back to some sort of credible post-summer routine in our household, I've implemented an earlier bedtime for my boys, with 20 minutes of reading before lights out. Mister 10 is reading a novel about assassins in ancient Italy ... whatever floats you boat, I say ... with a sprinkling of bible stories. Mister 8 meanwhile is reading The Fellowship of the Ring, the first of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books. It's hard going yes, I mean he's only eight after all. But he is so determined to read the whole book having watched the movies a dozen times that I'm not about to stop him. His reading is improving each and every night. Though how he manages Read More...
Posted by JulieKidspot 2 Comments
Loving my Kindle
Posted 12:47 PM on Thu-10-Jan-2013
Well after all the talk about e-readers lately I went and purchased a Kindle. I brought just the basic version and boy am I lving it, I don't seem to be able to put it down. In the two days since having it, I have finished 2 whole books and have downloaded plenty more free ones through Amazon. The kids are loving it too and I may need more than one!As I am new to the e-reader communtiy are there any tips or hints on finding free books and does anyone know where to purchase Amazon vouchers?
Posted by mumof6 2 Comments
Posted 7:43 AM on Thu-27-Sep-2012
I had a fantastic night out with friends last night. A no boys...err... men allowed outing, where apon we sat and chatted about everything and nothing and enjoyed a good curry. It has been so long since i have done something like that and oh my what a feeling! Anywho, as we sat down another friend, was seated at the table next. He just so happens to be a writer. I love writing. And tho my blogs may not be all that whitty or interesting, and love putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard. I have many unfinished books, several short stories, and no guts to publish. I havn't touched any of my manuscripts in years. In just a five minute conversation i have been inspired to Read More...
Posted by SarahK 1 Comment
Step away from the book!
Posted 8:57 AM on Fri-31-Aug-2012
You know you're stuck in a good book when you toss up between going to be early or reading 'just a little bit more'. I am stuck in a good book at the moment.I've found at our library, of course there are thousands of titles to choose from, but they're sneaky. When new books come in, you have to pay $2 for the privilege of reading them. At first I turned my nose up at this idea, but I have discovered there is a reason why they charge for them. The pay as you go books are usually really good, and hey, it's two bucks, I doesn't break the bank, and it saves me from having to fork out $30 odd for something that'll start to gather dust after a couple of week Read More...
Posted by GoMummyJo 2 Comments
How many tones of what?
Posted 9:10 AM on Tue-17-Jul-2012
I've become rather aware lately of a certain book that is all the rage at the moment. So many tones of a certain bleak colour - or something along those lines. You know the one I mean.Someone sent me a link providing the first chapter, and so curiously, I decided to have a read. There were no steamy bits (excuse the pun) in the first chapter, but how on earth anyone managed to read passed the chapter is beyond me. What dribble. Had there not been any hype about the book, it isn't one I'd have bothered with if I'd picked it up on the library shelf and read the first page or two. And yet, I'm seeing many comments on social media about how wonderful this book is and how Read More...
Posted by GoMummyJo 5 Comments
A Little Shady!
Posted 7:53 PM on Tue-26-Jun-2012
I have just finished reading the much talked about 50 Shades of Grey. It's pretty risque and not the type of book I will be passing on to my mother to read :P!   I  was quite shocked at first (when I finally cottened on to what it was about) as I was recommended it by a friend as a love story. Thinking back now, when the lady in the bookshop looked at me with a wink and said it was 'gooood', perhaps I should of realised then that there was a little bit more to it!  So here I was just getting into the lovey dovey stuff when I turned the page and bam! This was almost a 1/4 way through before even realisin Read More...
Posted by mumof6 11 Comments

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