What are you and the kids reading tonight?

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KittenMitts3 Wed 15-Aug-12 13:34:20

My older DH is reading 'Nation' - fantastic story, I've read it too.
My SE is having Farmer Duck, then the ebook Slippy the Slimy Slug!
I'm going to settle with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine), then look at my 'Now' magazine.

What are you all reading?

CurlsRUs Wed 15-Aug-12 13:35:52

Lemony Snicket with DD - we're up to The Miserable Mill.

Expect it will be Loveykins by Quentin Blake for the third night in a row with DS!

I've just started 'War & Peace' - wish me luck...

Takver Wed 15-Aug-12 20:28:49

Just started Moonfleet as a bedtime story for dd. We've been reading various Gerald Durrell books for ages - I like them, but glad to have a change!

DD's just finished a graphic novel version of the second Artemis Fowl book - it was an accidental order from the library (she meant to order the normal book) but she says it was pretty good. I'm half way through "End this Depression Now" but have diverged into some Robin Hobb for light relief grin

Sirzy Wed 15-Aug-12 20:30:56

The gruffalo and the very hungry caterpillar tonight.

SkiBumMum Wed 15-Aug-12 20:33:39

Follow the Swallow (Julia Donaldson), two Little Red Train stories and an Amelia Bedelia for DD1. That's not my Bear and Hungry Caterpillar for DD2. The Girl in Times Square (Paulina Simmons) for me. A

I'm half way through Cartoon Kid by Jeremy Strong with ds (6).

I'm reading The Great Gatsby for my book group.

I'm half way through Cartoon Kid by Jeremy Strong with ds (6).

I'm reading The Great Gatsby for my book group.

lastSplash Wed 15-Aug-12 20:37:56

I'm reading Gerald Durrell's My family and other animals. DS is reading Philip Reeve, Scrivener's moon.

This is a fantastic thread topic, thanks for starting it!

Rosa Wed 15-Aug-12 20:39:01

Famous 5 dd1 , Peter Pan dd2, me the tory graph ( as at parents)

Springforward Wed 15-Aug-12 20:41:19

DS had Where the Wild Things are tonight. I'm reading Quirkology by Richard Wiseman.

bitbewildered Wed 15-Aug-12 20:41:49

DD had Zog, Stickman and Tabby McTatt tonight. I'm reading The Children's Book by AS Byatt.

LemarchandsBox Wed 15-Aug-12 20:41:58

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oreocrumbs Wed 15-Aug-12 20:42:24

DD had Squirrel Nutkin at bedtime. Not that she has gone to sleep and is now sitting on the sofa 'reading' (she's 2) a pamphlet called How to raise a healthy cat. hmm.

I am off night time reading because I stay up too late, but I do have a trashy book that I'm looking forward to starting.

ChoccyJules Wed 15-Aug-12 20:44:12

DD had 'Peppa Meets the Queen (2012 special title) AGAIN and Jesus Calms the Storm AGAIN

I have just started 'Amsterdam' by Ian McEwan, left behind by a family member.

verona Wed 15-Aug-12 20:47:46

Read The Borrowers Afield to my two DSs and finished it.
I'm reading Jaws

TheFallenMadonna Wed 15-Aug-12 20:48:33

DS (11) is reading The Hour, which is about someone trying to break a cycling record, and has a fair bit of inappropriate language apparently blush

DH was reading The Hour before DS stole it and is filling in with the New Scientist until he gets it back.

DD (8) is reading a Worst Witch book, not sure which one.

I am reading Stranger House by Reginald Hill.

downbythewater Wed 15-Aug-12 20:49:04

The DDs chose Princess Polly's Potty and Stickman tonight.

I just finished Rites by Sophie Columbeau and now have nothing to read!

Choccy, Amsterdam is awesome, as is anything by Ian McEwan actually. Looking forward to his new one.

ginmakesitallok Wed 15-Aug-12 20:52:41

DD2(2) had gruffalo and some Dora nonsense read to her. DD1 (8) is reading The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins.....

ginmakesitallok Wed 15-Aug-12 20:53:48

oh and I'm reading How I won the yellow jumper

chocolateshoes Wed 15-Aug-12 20:55:18

DS (7) is reading Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator.

I'm reading Alone in Berlin

BirdyBedtime Wed 15-Aug-12 20:56:45

With DS (3.7) I read Katie Morag and the 2 Grandmothers (which DD was very put out about because it's her library book!) and with DD (7) we read a bit of the Usborne Puzzle Balloon Race book.

I've just downloaded The Choiring of the Trees to my Kindle so am planning to start that when I go to bed.

PatTheHammer Wed 15-Aug-12 20:58:19

I have just finished reading the first 'Worst Witch' book with DD (6)........ forgotten how much I loved them when I was little. And also how much JKR must have robbed loads of ideas from them!grin

DS (3) opted for The Hungry Caterpillar tonight.

Me- Some free crime thriller from the kindle, read so many lately they are merging into one. It features a scottish detective who is currently the suspect in the murder he was investigating. Its ok for a freebie.

wearymum200 Wed 15-Aug-12 20:59:01

Ds1 (6) is reading book 6 of the Ranger's apprentice series; dd2 (3) has Katie Morag and Tim and Lucy go to sea. I am laughing over Jasper Fforde's latest Thursday next book.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 15-Aug-12 21:00:17

DS is reading Stig of the Dump

DD is reading Toms Midnight

I'm lowering the tone by reading 50 Shades wink (in my defence someone gave it to me when they finished it so I thought I'd see what the fuss is about ...honest!)

Have just read the Usborne Nativity book and Guess How Much I Love You to dd (2.8 - chosen by her) and once I've written my risk assessment for the upcoming German exchange trip I'm going to start a new Peter James on the kindle smile

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