Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I really enjoy a good book. The thought of curling up on the couch with a lamp on and getting lost in a story or exploring new cities can pull me from just about anything.  Right now, I am between a few books - travel books by Rick Steves and Frommers for our upcoming trip to Amsterdam, Bruges and Brussels (our first European holiday – yay!); The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas; and Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl.  Sometimes I choose to re-read old favourites, knowing that I will love them as much as the first time, rather than start a new one but I’m always glad when I come across a new favorite (most recently The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – thank you Emily Davis for encouraging me to read it!).  By the way, she has reviewed this book and others on her blog which also contains all things fashionable, fun and girly – check it out, you won’t regret it!

I think this love of reading is fostered at a young age.  I have vivid memories of readingHank the Cowdog and Nancy Drew among others. I hope to share this love with my future children and anyone that wants to discuss a good book.  In fact, Jeffrey has already become a bigger fan of reading and is right in the middle of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. He also shared with me this list by Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine and inspired this post!  Check the list out here – I bet you’ll see a few of your old favorites (mine are shown below).  As for me, I think my next book might have to be Charlotte’s Web.

What are some of your favorites?


  1. Thanks for the shout out, sis! I know you will love the Hunger Games. Right now I'm reading the Game of Thrones.... I'm really enjoying it so far but its definitely different than what I usually read. I'm going to have to start Harry Potter after this, if you love it, I know I will too!


  2. We saw Rick Steve's giving a speech in Houston last week. I'm halfway through the 2nd Game of Thrones book and Jana is reading the first (also got Sahar started on it). I just read Sh*t My Dad Says over the weekend--very funny.

  3. Em- you HAVE to read Harry Potter. Keep me posted :) And Ben- how is Rick Steves in person? Jeff read the first Game of Thrones and he really liked it. Hasn't started the second though.. Maybe I should pick that one up!