Tuesday, February 02, 2010

He devours books

He reads.
Scads of books .  .  .

It was not unusual to find our little toddler boy reading books in the dark hours after he should have been asleep.  When he was in the crib, we had a little control of how many books he could have in bed with him.  But after he got in a "big boy bed" we'd often find him with a couple dozen books in the bed with him.
Mother Goose, Go Dogs, Go
Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel
The Cat in the Hat,   Harold's Purple Crayon,
Magic School BusA Very Hungry Caterpillar, 

Harry Potter, The Chronicles Narnia,  
Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Steven Kellogg Stories

The Very Quiet CricketLittle Golden Books, 
Boxcar Children
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Stories
Eric Carle Books
Bill Peete Books
Children's Dictionary

Murder on the Titanic
Vince Flynn Books,  Da Vinci Code

Artemis Fowl, Frank Peretti Books
Lord of the Rings, Ted Dekker books
James Patterson books, 

and the Classics !

It's been fun hearing from you -- how about one more comment....

What are some of your favorite books from childhood or adultland, or both?
Or...who's your favorite author?


  1. I absolutely love this post! I was totally that kid that got caught reading under my covers after lights out. Favorites? There are too many to choose from! I would have to say that anything Nicholas Sparks is good but I am also a sucker for classics. I love Emily Bronte, Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Put a book in front of me and there is a very good chance I'll read it! ;)

  2. Any book with a "good cover", but my favorite is "Wicked", I'm reading it for the 3rd time. I usually have 2-3 books going at a time. Love reading too !

  3. Anonymous11:03 AM CST

    The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby are 3 of my all time favs.Love getting lost in reading, never enough time.

  4. Yes, I am a lurker and will try to comment more often!! I don't know you personally but found you via Pastor Ryan's blog some time ago...don't know him personally either!!!
    Favorite author right now is Richard Peck. We are reading these with our 7th grader but when our olders are home from college they love to listen in. Quick and funny read.

  5. If it were up to me, I'd read books all the time. My husband doesn't get it.

    One of my favorite books ever is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. A couple others that come to mind: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas.

    My kids love all those same books Nate used to read. My parents even kept a huge box of all my Dr. Seuss and other books for them. My favorite children's book right now is The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally-Lloyd Jones. AMAZING!

  6. that is really cool! I love all the pics are great! So fun. Why do your blogs always make me cry?

  7. Melissa....I'm sorry my blog posts make you cry. It's probably because you have a sweet little boy right now...and you are seeing how fast time passes!

  8. Sandy....I'm with you..not enough hours in the day to do all the reading I want to do! (and so tired I can hardly finish a chapter without falling asleep)

  9. Becky...I haven't heard of the Richard Peck books....but will definitely be looking in to them! I'll be in Cincinnati in March -- maybe we can meet for a coffee!

  10. Jen...keep reading! I believe kids learn to love to read because they are read to...and they see their parents reading....and if there are reading materials available to them!

    I'm going to have to find those books you mentioned --- do you have any copies I can borrow?

  11. Fav = James Patterson -- a gifted story teller -- I like his thriller stories best, Detective Cross... but when I mistakenly read his book about some young people who were genetically altered to have wings -- even that was told in a wonderful way.


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