One of the biggest pleasures of parenting for me is watching my children grow and learn and enjoy a whole range of new things as they do. I have adored watching them fall in love with books – a huge passion of mine.
For me books are magical; they transport you, inspire you educate you and inform you, they can also just be brilliant fun. I get a litlte kick out of seeing my kids enjoy the same book I read as a kids knowing how much pleasure those books will being. Finding the same editions that I read hiding out in our local Oxfam second hand bookshop absolutely delights me!
My daughter is loving the Malory Towers book Enid Blyton’s tales of boarding school, friendships and schoolgirl life . I remember my mum telling me how much she had loved these too. How wonderful these books continue to entertain.
The ladybird books are full of information , wonderful illustrations and a re just a delight. There is something rather lovely about old Ladybirds that makes me think of my childhood and learning,
Sometimes the old stories really are the most magical.
Charity shop book buying makes such sense. You are saving yourself (a lot of ) money. giving money to a good cause and are recycling and helping the environment. Fabulous. You can also keep your kids in great books this way with a stream of new titles and you can find some real treasures that fill you with memories.
I love books and what a treat to share them with my children.