I have been an avid reader from the minute I was able to do so. I used to spend hours reading with my sisters, and by the time I was a teenager I had amassed a bookcase full of the 'Point' series (horror, romance, crime) as well as the Judy Blumes, Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High. I couldn't get enough!
I have tried to pass my love of books on to the kids, A in particular has an impressive collection already (and has requested more for Christmas, she has an eclectic mix of your popular teen fiction along with some classics, as well as all of my old Point Horrors) and E loves nothing more than to sit and enjoy listening to anything by Julia Donaldson. The kids always get books for Christmas too, I'm still trying to coax the boys in to reading more and hope that the books I have chosen for them this year will aid my mission!
For the gallery this week, I have shared a snapshot of my book shelf, above my bed. These are the books I have read this year (er, minus the man books which I believe are easily identifiable amongst all that Jodi Picoult) as well as a couple I read previously. I apologise for the presence of the Fifty Shades books, I allowed myself to get suckered in to the hype, and I can never get that time back... Unfortunately I'm not even halfway through my 50 book challenge for this year, but there is always next year. One of my goals is definitely to find more time to sit and read, there is nothing I love more than getting lost in a good book.