We had to jetteson most of our books before we moved here, only a select few recipe books made the cut as books are heavy! We’ve been reading on a Kindle for months but there is something lovely about owning physical books.
This Christmas, Santa started off our new book collection with an awesome selection.
I got two colouring books which are really fun and a good way to relax and distract myself without having to concentrate on reading or following a story. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of these in the next few months.
I got a new diary with a lovely Orla Kiely print cover (I actually bought this for Santa, it was only $5 in TjMaxx, bargain!)
Chris got a book about The Wire, one of his favourite TV programs and is already a good way into reading it. We were both surprised by how big the book is, it’ll keep him busy for a while!
We also got a book which we both want to read about French parenting. It looks really interesting and if anyone has any other recommendations on books to read before the baby arrives, please let us know!
As I’ve mentioned before, I love to learn things about American states and this book is a beautiful, huge book of interesting facts and cute illustrations about all the states. I’m really looking forward to reading it and boring Chris with all the trivia!
Santa didn’t forget baby and we now have lots of new books to add to our growing collection. We don’t believe children can have too many books and by the way the baby wriggles every night when we read to them, I think they really enjoy it already! Again, if anyone has any recommendations of books for babies please let us know as we hadn’t realised how different the selection is here compared to back home. We’ve managed to find a few we recognise in a local second hand book shop, we have some favourites coming from the UK and I found a local library to explore but we’re not familiar with Dr Seuss and the other characters who seem very popular here, so need a bit of guidance!
Now we just need a place to store them all!