Thursday 5 May 2016

May in Books // One for Them and One for Me

One for them:
George Speaks
Dick King Smith
Ahhhh... Readaloud time! My favourite time of the day, and this month we have kicked off with Ava's choice of "George Speaks" by Dick King Smith... I was rummaging through the attic last week and stumbled upon a rucksack full of books - my childhood favourites. This one ranks right up there! It's my very own copy from when I was a little girl, and such a joy to share this exact same book with them!

 "George Speaks" is the tale of little girl Laura and her baby brother George, a baby with a rather unusual gift. The story is so ridiculous and funny, and there were constant little giggles from the girls as I read it. There is so much in it that they, as big sisters, could relate to, though sadly, our own Jonas has yet to say anything beyond the realms of "mama" or "papa"! It's a fun-filled, short read (we read the whole thing in 3 sittings aloud to them) and one I highly, highly recommend!

And on to what I've been reading...

I'm going to be truthful, I've done very little reading of my own the past few weeks... Truth is, I've been up to my eyeballs in busyness, and also, I'm enjoying the girls books so much that I'm happily reading away in the children's classics and not too fussed about my own stuff! However, I did start the following book two days ago...

One for me:
What is a Family?
Edith Schaeffer
I've always been an Edith Schaeffer fan! I love some of her other books, and so this one really caught my eye! I'm literally about 10 pages in, so it's hard to say what I'm enjoying about it so far, but I just love her style, her creative outlook on life, and the way she celebrates home making and caring for children.

I'm looking forward to see what the rest of the book holds, but will have to keep you posted, though I will admit, the chapter headings have me a little bit excited!

Don't forget to stop by my co-hosts Carie and Katie, and also to link up what you've been reading! We'd love to encourage you to keep going and find some joy in that little love of ours; reading!



  1. Great catch up on your blog today Claire. Jonas is growing very quickly! Matt Chandler and The Village Church are doing a series on Family Discipleship in their Sunday services at the minute. Very helpful for anyone, including singles. They have a free downloadable PDF also. Funny, realistic and practical advice. Here is the link:

  2. Oh George Speaks sounds brilliant - my girls would love it and I can't believe I've not come across it before!!


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