I always liked reading games and contests when I was in school. I still come across my bookmark from the “Winter Reading Whirlwind” from elementary school. Yesterday Colin picked up his first reading prize!
Our library does a summer reading game every year. When I looked into it myself this summe I found that the kids’ version is open to little ones from birth. All I have to do is track Colin’s reading time with me in half hour increments. For every 2 hours we read together, he gets one entry. He also got a cute little dolphin toy just for signing up.
Colin has figured out that as long as we are reading stories I keep letting him stay up a little later. Yesterda he managed to keep me reading to him for a whole hour. It is just hard to resist the request for “more stories.” especially becuase he still signs “more.”
His favorite stories right now are the Max and Ruby books, as well as any of his Sandra Boynton books He is very much into silliness. I love hearing him giggle at a story.
I entered the reading contest too. I am up to 3 books since June 4. I read “By Hook or By Crook” by Betty Hechtman. This is one in a series of cozy mysteries with a crochet theme. Like most of the cozies I read, it also includes a few recipes, and of course, a couple of crochet patterns. The series is fun to read, and I found myself buying yarn to do a few of the projects too. We’ll see if I get any of them done. I did start one with some leftover yarn I had, but decided to switch to summertime colors instead.
Next I read “Crunch Time” by Diane Mott Davidson. She is still one of my favorite author’s of all time, and I buy each of her books. This time I bought a digital version from Kobo. I loved being able to read a few pages whenever I had a minute, either on my iPad, my phone, or my eReader.
Last night I finished up “You Better Knot Die,” also by betty Hechtman. The onlything I like better than a cozy is one set during a holiday. This one was super quick to read, once I finished up all my travelling this weekend. Now I am going to have to wait for the next bookt o be released.
What are you reading this summer?