13 Questions on books – A Book Lover’s Tag #MondayMusings

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Every morning, I wake up. Trust me I do.

Then, I sit down all by myself for 15 minutes in the living room letting my mind go on for a random wander. To tell you, each day it starts with taking into account the presence of books in the room; the colourful picture books, the dull thicker ones, the box sets, and all the others; and the first thought it creates is gratitude for the books in my life. I can’t imagine a life without books.

Thus, when Esha of Soul Talk tagged me last week to answer a few questions on books and reading, I knew it right away what was going to be the next post on Monday Musings.

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Faded love for Kindle #MondayMusings

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I am going through a reading slump.

This is not usually the case with me. I am slow but a regular at reading which means I take a longer time to finish my books in the daily course of my routine life. Unless of course, if I drop down everything else and just read the whole day and this does not occur often. The last time it happened was in August

In September, I bought Kindle thinking this would bring a revolution in my life. I was happy that now I shall be able to read even with the lights switched off at night and for all other reasons, Kindle is favoured among avid readers. Beaming with excitement, I bought 3 books in a row. Continue reading

Anna Hibiscus' Song

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A few days ago, we read the book ‘Anna Hibiscus’ Song’. This is a story about a girl Anna Hibiscus who lives in amazing Africa. In the story, she is feeling very happy to the extent that she is exploding with happiness but she does not know what to do about it. So she goes and asks each of the family members what do they do when they are happy. She tries out doing all the things what others in her family do. Continue reading

Pop Up Books

Last year, I got to know about wonderful pop up books from one of the blogs. Immediately, they caught my fancy and I ended up ordering them from Amazon. Though no new editions of these books are published these days  but used books are available on Amazon UK. The titles are also available on Amazon India.

These are unique and fantastic books of pop-up photographs published by Priddy Books and contain fascinating facts about Dinosaurs, Machines, Ocean, Farm and Jungle. Continue reading

Green Eggs and Ham

Every week we are adding new titles to our reading list and creating favourites. Our current favourite is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. It is a part of Beginner books to help young ones start reading by themselves.

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An year ago, we got a set of 5 Dr Seuss books namely Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Fox in Socks and Green Eggs and Ham. We started by reading the simplest of these Hop on Pop followed by The Cat in the Hat. While Hop on Pop worked at the age of 3, The Cat in the Hat has still not aroused much liking for being too long.  Continue reading

Learning with Mickey and friends

While the last post in the ‘Love for Books’ section was about a classic, this post is about a regular book, prescribed by the school for the parents to read to their children, aimed at specific learning.

Last week, Dhruv got a set of 5 books from his school. Out of these, he picked out one for our reading time. While this book is no classic but its characters are. It is about Mickey and his friends who are all little babies. The book has 2 stories. Continue reading

The Very Hungry Catterpillar

It has been close to 5 months since I posted in the space of ‘Love for Books’. From this week, encouraged by the Write Tribe pro blogger challenge for posting twice a week, I resume blogging about the children books Dhruv and I read together.

The current favourite is ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. We have been reading this book night and day ever since this book arrived 1 month back. Oh…I did not realise we have been reading this book for so long.

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