i moved into a house full of books. there's a lot of them, for real. before i even had a baby shower, parker had a bookshelf full of them. lindsey has one in her bedroom, also packed to the brim (and of seriously good kids' books... have you guys heard of these ones? they were a hunt favorite before i came along and now they're my favorites as well), the third floor has multiple built-in shelves, as well as the computer room. not to mention steve's got an office at work where every single wall is covered in shelves from floor to ceiling. we watch more tv then we should given the fact that there's all this good reading to be done, but we do like books quite a lot. i think reading with kids is awesome (and i wish i did more of it). i am trying really hard to commit to reading a chapter book with william and lindsey at least a few nights a week before they go to bed. we're a few chapters into the giver... one of my childhood favorites. i think they'll like it. i remember it blowing my mind when i read it years ago. and i've started reading to parker too. at least a book a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. i think he's enjoying it. he looks intently at the pages back and fourth as i flip them. we've read a few but little blue truck is one of my favorites so far--and the illustrations! love them. and parker will even sit on my lap as i read to william and lindsey. i'm hoping he learns to love reading at an early age and not get sucked into computer and television like so many kids these days (even mine at times... despite, like i said, our crazy amount of books). and finally, we're reading some hemingway in my book club. he's a beautiful writer. and now i want to go to paris.
anyway, what are your favorite books? for your kids? for yourself?