I love books and I love exploring different genres. I love introducing my daughter to different types of books too!
Some of my personal favorites are: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Love Does by Bob Goff, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The Martian by Andy Weir (both the last ones were better in the books than the movie). I love Brené Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection that is both inspiring and comforting int he way it makes being human its own perfection. And despite its very graphic and often violent nature, I enjoyed the heart behind the Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown and his ability to transport me into the science fiction realm of a new world.
I love so many different genres that I could not possibly list all the books I love in one blog. As a kid I loved reading and I loved even more when my mom would read to me. We read the Babysitter's Club together as well as many of the Beverly Cleary books.
I love reading to my daughter. I love that she loves a wide variety of books. We currently have about thirty library books checked out besides the shelves of books she owns. She likes books that teach her about the planets or how to make applesauce or the day in the life of a garbage collector. She enjoys books that have cadence and can be sung. She enjoys character books as well as real life people's stories. One of her favorites is still The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen. There is a girl Amazing Grace who can do anything she puts her mind too and Pete the Cat that keeps walking along singing his song. And there are kids' yoga books that are a fun way to read and get some wiggles out at the same time.
I'm so grateful for books. I'm grateful for the wide variety available. I'm grateful for our amazing Public Library system here. I'm grateful for the opening of a new, beautiful, well laid out library right down the street. I'm grateful to see that it was packed at its grand opening with so many other book lovers of all ages. I'm grateful for the books that take me to another world and the books that help ground me and improve my life right where I am. I'm grateful for all the books my daughter has to read. I'm grateful for the kids book authors that put a good, positive lesson in the story like in The Pout Pout Fish. I love books that empower! I'm so grateful my daughter loves reading too.
What are your favorite books? What books have made an imprint on your life? I would love to hear about them! And to the parents out there, what kids books are YOUR favorite for sending a positive message or just being a fun read?
May today give us time to open a book. May we find ways to integrate the positive lessons we learn into our lives. Have a beautiful day!