Wednesday, 17 February 2016
We Love Books! #3: February 2016
This month I'm focusing on one of Emma's old favourites and the book that I'm currently carrying around in my bag wherever I go in the hope I'll get a chance to read a bit!
Emma has had this handy little case of Curious George books since she was a baby and, just like many of her books, toys and clothes, it was a hand-me-down from her godmother's daughters. There are four little board books in the case, just the right size for a toddler to carry around, and I definitely think the case itself is part of the appeal; opening and closing it, taking out the books and putting them back in!
When my parents were here last summer, Emma really enjoyed having these books read to her and showing us different things in the pictures, making the taxi noise, pointing up to the sky when we got to the page where George is flying through the air while hanging onto a bunch of balloons. Recently, she gets more excited about some of her other books, but she still goes back to the little Curious George books (and I always seem to be finding them lying around and having to put them back in the case!)
The book I'm reading at the moment isn't one I chose myself, and I wasn't sure if I would really get into it. Well, I have, in fact and it has turned out to be a pretty gripping read. Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon is a spy thriller set in Istanbul just after the end of the Second World War. It was my mum's holiday reading while she was here over the summer and she left it for me when they went back. I'm just over half way through and I'm enjoying the involving historical and geographical setting as the storyline gets more and more intriguing. I admit that I'm struggling to find time to do much reading, so it's taken me a while to get this far, but once I start reading, I don't want to put the book down!