My three books – what are yours?
I love books. Really love them. Couldn’t exist without them. The following quote sums it up:
There’s no drug like a book. If I couldn’t read I’d die.
(from ‘Swallowing Grandma’ by Kate Long)
So I am planning to write more blogposts about books and reading from now on.
My first blogpost about books this year has been inspired by Em from A mummy too, who is is currently encouraging people to ‘share the three books you love most from your time as a child, adult and parent.’
Only three? Really? Ok, I’ll do my best.
My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards
One for all big sisters everywhere. (I am the eldest of 5 sisters, so this book is perfect for me). I loved having these stories read to me when I was a little girl and my sister Lucy was an even littler girl, and I loved reading them to when youngest sisters when I was in my teens. The stories are great for reading aloud, because they sound as though you are telling a real story of something that actually happened. The illustrations by Shirley Hughes are gorgeous too.
Real Fast Food by Nigel Slater
Am I allowed to choose a cookbook? This is a really great read, as well as having some great ideas for delicious informal food. I love this book so much I have it as a ebook on my Kindle as well as in print. The ebook copy is handy on holiday and in supermarkets. The print copy has been splashed with food on various pages, always a good indicator of a well-used cookbook.
Elmer by David McKee
Anyone who knows me, or who has been reading this blog for a while, will know about my love for this book. One of my favourite ever stories, so I was very pleased when my son Aled started to love it as much as I do. Elmer is a beautiful, multicoloured patchwork elephant who decides he is tired of being different and disguises himself as a ordinary grey elephant, before realising that the other elephants love him for who he is. I think this message is particularly valuable for boys, as our society puts pressure on boys and men to appear to be dull and drab and not stand out in the way that they dress. For other blogposts that mention Elmer, see here and there is an audioboo here.
Now it’s your turn…
Choose your three favourite books and write a blogpost and add it to the three books linky. And of course, you’re welcome to share your thoughts in the comments box below.