We are big readers in our house; out loud, to ourselves, picture books, catalogues, newspapers, fiction, text books, non fiction....
I have to admit that I have found it hard to get right into a book since starting to crochet 4 months ago. Quiet times that would in the past have been spent absorbed in the pages of a book are also valuable crochet times. Crochet is taking over my life!
I do have 3 main (non crochet related) books on the go at the moment, each chosen for me by other people and each in different stages of being read.
The main book I am reading is The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper. It is the story of an Aboriginal death in custody on Palm Island. Usually I read fiction and love the escapism but this book, whilst non fiction is filled with drama, conflict and interesting characters.
The Tall Man was bought by my sister Meg and I think I am the last member of my family of 6 to read it.
On the other hand Bren usually reads manuals and catalogues. On top of his pile of books at the moment is a book about bee keeping, an Elliot Coleman book The New Organic Grower, a mushroom growers manual and this book about the Woodstock festival.
I think he is enjoying the different world inside the pages of the Woodstock book but he was surprised to find that the festival wasn't mentioned until page 70 something.
Indi is reading Utterly Me Clarice Bean by Lauren Child. I'm not sure I've ever actually seen her reading this book but every now and then she refers to it in conversation. Miley Cyrus's autobiography is her real love.
I am always hunting around for new books to read for me or for the girls, so if you have a favourite or a recommendation I'd love to hear (read) it.