November has been a really busy month for us. I haven’t done nearly as much reading as I would like, both to Boo and for myself. But I am sure that is going to change come the first of December when Boo starts her Book Advent Calendar! I have also been buying even more books for Boo for her birthday and Christmas! Oops! But I digress, here are the books we’ve read in November.
Boo has really started to look out for letters and can recognise them and she loves reading the letters out in words. My First Gruffalo: Who Lives Here? is perfect for that. We read it a lot last month too and we still love it now! The letters are big and bold and Boo loves lifting the flap and spelling out ‘O-W-L’. It’s a real change from even just a few weeks ago when she enjoyed being read to and looking at the pictures. Now she is pointing out her favourite letters and she really loves ? and !. She pronounces ‘exclamation mark’ as ex-clam-she-on mark which is so cute.
Early this month, She loved reading Message in a Bottle – you can see our full review (and discount code) here. Though I have secretly hidden it, so it can be for her Book Advent for her birthday as it’s such a special book I couldn’t resist. I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s wonderful and something extra special.
We have also been reading Gordon’s Great Escape – a wonderful bright book filled with the adventures of a lovely red balloon. Boo loves the excitement in this book and the illustrations. It’s funny and fab to read and of course it has a lovely happy ending. There are several danger points when you think Gordon might get popped and I did worry that Boo might get a bit upset. But I needn’t of worried – she loves it!
Boo bought herself When Sarah Met Duck with some of the money from her money box, when we were shopping in Oxford. I love that Boo chose to buy herself a book with her money. It’s a cute little board book which explains how Sarah and Duck from the cartoon met. It’s lovely that they met on a snowy day – so it feels very Christmassy. Boo insists that the shop shown is a Christmas shop – and not as my husband tried to explain The Bread Shop with it’s Christmas decorations up.
I fear my paragraph for this month it going to be a bit lacking. I am still half way through reading a lot of books. In fact I don’t think I have finished any books this month. I am currently reading – The Girl with all the Gifts, Hollow City, Spinward Fringe, A Darker Shade of Magic. And who knows what else – I am losing track!
I did however get a few lovely books for my birthday including Universal: A guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw which looks like it’s going to be a really interesting read. I also received The Vorrh by Brian Catling and Alice and Red Queen by Christina Henry and I can’t wait to get started on them though I should probably wait until I am done with all the others!
My husband, however, has managed to do lots of reading this month. He’s finished The Road To Jerusalem and has also read the second and third books in the series. He has also read Divergent and is currently reading Spinward Fringe: Origins for the second time. He is also reading The Wheel of Time series – which starts with The Eye of the World.
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