Monday, February 6, 2012

Who Wants to Read to Me?!

"Who wants to read to me?!" James has heard this phrase over and over again in the past couple weeks, and though he never shows it, I'm sure it makes him want to pop my head off sometimes.

But I LOVE it when he reads to me!

He loves it too...until his eyes stop working and his throat gets scratchy.

We have been reading books together since before we were married, and have found it to be one of our favorite bonding activities. So far, we have read Three Cups of Tea; Cry, the Beloved Country; The Five Love Languages; The Go-Giver; and probably more that I can't think of right now. The book that has both of us addicted right now is The Black Magician trilogy.

It's so nice to snuggle up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and escape the craziness of the real world for a little bit. James has a great reading voice and makes just enough accidental word-switches to keep us alert and entertained. And reading new books means we are more likely to have quality (and more educated!) conversations during mealtimes or train rides. It also moderates the amount of time we spend watching movies, 'cause we sure do love them guys too! That's a whole different post, though, as is my grammar usage.

Needless to say, it's a tradition I hope we continue through our years together and adapt to our family situation over time. Please, please comment if you have any suggestions for books we should read together!


  1. The Help, These is My Words, and if you want to read for a very long time, Gone With the Wind. :) Also, for a fun and quick read, the Dealing With Dragons Series. I'm reading Saving CeeCee Honeycutt right now and so far I really like it!

  2. Percy Jackson series, Fablehaven series for fun (kid fare, but fun for adults too). Good read-alouds. Tiger's Curse series (very popular, author's parents are in our ward), Kirsten says Bartimaeus Trilogy, anything by C.S. Lewis (love!), books by Richard & Linda Eyre so you can be perfect parents, haha! :)

    1. I've heard of the Fablehaven series - I'll have to look into them. Thanks for the ideas. Love you!