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

EyeoftheStorm Wed 15-Aug-12 21:02:45

DS2: Iggle Piggle Lost his blanket

DD1: Five on a Treasure Island (I'd forgotten how much George hates being a girl and there's an awful lot of twinkling between her and Julian)

DS1: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (almost at the end and I'm wondering how he's going to react to what happens to Cedric Diggory)

Me: Orb Sceptre Throne by Ian Esslemont (nothing like a meaty fantasy of an evening)

I must have read out loud for about an hour and a half tonight. Need some wine.

Vagaceratops Wed 15-Aug-12 21:06:46

DS1 is reading on of the 'How to train your dragon' books
DS2 - The Gruffalo's Child (for the 57 millionth time - he has ASD and had had that book as part of our routine for about 2 years now. He wont entertain any other book)
DD - Barry the Fish with fingers and the hairy scary monster.

FarelyKnutsAboutTheIrishTeam Wed 15-Aug-12 21:09:45

The very hungry caterpiller (again!!) and Slinky Malinky (also again, I can read it off by heart now grin )

For myself it is Fallen by Karin Slaughter

madliz Wed 15-Aug-12 21:12:13

DS (14) is reading Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings (my book from when I was 16!)

DD s (twins of 10) were reading Brain Fart and Secret Seven respectively.
DD (4) was reading Room on the broom - by herself- such a clever chops!

Im on here when I should be studying for a very exciting financial exam so I guess by book of (NO) choice is Certificate of Financial Planning- whooppeee

foolserrand Wed 15-Aug-12 21:26:35

We had the monkey with the bright blue bottom for ds aged 3 and mrs tiggy winkle for dd (15 weeks).

I'm reading the controversial 50 shades <ducks> but promise to read a proper book after! grin

bahookie Wed 15-Aug-12 22:06:45

DD1 (7) roald dahl's biography of his childhood - boy and going solo (she's loving it!)
DD2 (5) katie morag storybook - by mairi hedderwick

i'm currently on amazon trying to find my next book to download to kindle....

Sabriel Wed 15-Aug-12 22:11:44

DD had Zog, CaveBaby and the Troll.

I'm halfway through a David Baldacci but no idea what it's called.

Moocherbot Wed 15-Aug-12 22:15:52

Funny how many kids books contain the words "Again" in their unofficial title. DD's all time favourite she believes is actually called "The Tiger who came to tea AGAIN"

peeriebear Wed 15-Aug-12 22:16:53

DD1 (10) - Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
DD2 (5) - We read the Sneetches again for a bedtime story.
Me- Just finished the Lord of the Rings again. <sniff>
DH- Just finished Fight Club on my Kindle, secretly chuffed as he is dyslexic and reads about 2 books a year!

goingtobefree Wed 15-Aug-12 22:38:12

Dd11 was reading Mistress Mashams repose but have decided that she does not want to continue this. She has decided to read PG Wodehouse Jeeves and Wooster -not sure what she has started.

goingtobefree Wed 15-Aug-12 22:39:01

Right Ho Jeeves is what she was reading tonight.

gingercurl Wed 15-Aug-12 22:57:48

DS had Horton Hears a Who! and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (He's is definitely going through a Dr. Seuss phase.)
I've just finished The French Lieutenant's Woman. Haven't decided what to pick up next, but have a self-imposed moratorium on buying new books as I have too many lying around that I have yet to read.

Beamur Wed 15-Aug-12 23:00:59

DD had 'the Duck that had no luck' and a story from an anthology called 'Big Bog Frog'
I'm reading something on my Kindle which has a very long name (which I can't remember all of) which starts something like 'the girl who circumnavigated the globe...' I've just finished 'The song of Achilles' which I rather liked.

The Tailor of Gloucester to my DS, we're working through the Beatrix Potter 'Peter Rabbit' series this week. Me, I'm on 'Spuds, Spam and Eating for Victory, Rationing in the Second World War' as that's a bit of a hobby for me. Not really recommended unless you're a fan.

bonkersLFDT20 Wed 15-Aug-12 23:11:17

I am reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It was my Mothers and is falling to bits, but it seems to be hard to get hold of a new paperback copy.

DS2 (age 3) had Crocodile's Masterpiece by Max Velthuijs and one about Frog's Birthday by the same author.

Don't know what DS1 (13) is reading, but he's enjoying it. I can't be arsed to get up and find out!
Don't know what DH is reading either.

GetKnitted Thu 16-Aug-12 08:23:17

Tell me a story about the OLD DAYS mummy... when you were little.


Prarieflower Thu 16-Aug-12 08:40:35

I'm reading Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

Dtwin s(8)a Horrible Science book and a Jeremy Strong
Dtwin s (8) I Houdini by Lyn Reid Banks and the Argos catalogue
Dd (7) Ottoline

DuchessofMalfi Fri 17-Aug-12 08:43:54

DD (6) - last night it was The Lorax. She took a break from reading her current terribly formulaic (but somehow still enjoyable) Rainbow Magic story.

DS (3) - a book of nursery rhymes. He loves them and enjoys joining in.

Me - The Tudor Housewife by Alison Sim (non-fiction, history) and Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting by Noel Janis Norton.

IAmNotACaterpillar Fri 17-Aug-12 21:40:54

I'm really excited because I've just started reading dd my copy of Gobbolino the Witch's Cat and she loves it!

Also have now ordered The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, which captivated me when my very first teacher (back in the day when it was called first year infants!) read it to us, so that'll be the next one.

I'm perusing my list on my kindle and deciding what to read next...

Campaspe Sat 18-Aug-12 18:42:16

DD - aged 5 - will be having a chapter from one of the Railway Rabbits books read to her. I've got several new books from the library today, and will make my choice when I go to bed tonight!

wibbleweed Mon 20-Aug-12 16:52:10

We're currently reading Harry Potter - Goblet of Fire to DS1 (8) as a bedtime story and he's reading 'Dream master - Arabian Nights' to himself

DS2 (5) is obsessed with non-fiction and each night selects one of his 'Usborne Beginners' books to have read to him. Last night was 'Volcanoes'.

And I'm currently reading 'Toast' about Nigel Slater's childhood...


drjohnsonscat Mon 20-Aug-12 21:46:22

DD (5) is reading Oh Kitty by Bel Mooney
DS (3) was read another Tinga Tinga tale which he loves

I'm reading Bond St Story by Norman Collins - a very underrated novelist who wrote some very vivid London stories.

BigHairyFlowers Mon 20-Aug-12 21:50:10

DS - Slinky Malinki
Me - Mumsnet

WantAnOrange Mon 20-Aug-12 21:51:31

I am reading 11.22.63 by Stephen King.

DH and DS are reading Danny the Champion of the World.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 20-Aug-12 21:54:36

ds1 beano comic
ds2 chapter of wind in the willows
me - mn & silent witness on tv

PrimrosePath Mon 20-Aug-12 22:01:17

Dd(8) whizz bang chocolate shop(?) - apparently one of the best books ever

DS (6) ha, as if he'd pick up a book

Me - 'why be happy when you can be normal' by Jeanette winterson. I'm enjoying it. I can hear her when I'm reading it, if that makes sense.

Prarieflower Tue 21-Aug-12 10:43:29

Ds 8 loved Whizz Bang,he's now reading Adolphus Tips which he's loving.

Also reading my 3 (8,8 and 7) Lob by Linda Newberry which is a lovely book,they're enjoying it a lot.

cazzybabs Wed 22-Aug-12 09:33:38

dd1 (10) re-reading the Harry Potters
dd2 (7) the hobbit
dd3 (4) Gobbolino
dd4 (2) what ever next?, dogs by Emily gravvit and some word book

me: thinking fast thinking slow

goingtoexplodesoon Sat 25-Aug-12 23:42:27

DD1 is reading My Granny's Great Escape by Jeremy Strong. He's also reading Great Lies to Tell Small Kids. When he finishes, I'll have a lot of explaining to do wink. My twins, DD2 and DS1, are going to be settling down with me to read The Hungry Caterpillar, The Gruffalo (their favourite book ever) and, if I don't fall asleep, Sink or Swim- the tale of two cows learning how to swim, by imitating ducks, using armbands and eventually surfing. A literary great! I'm (re)reading Nightwatch by Terry Pratchett.

Harryc Wed 26-Sep-12 13:02:42

Check out the newly published Friesops Fables. Each tale has a moral. Set to rhyme but with slightly more challenging dialogue,
Friesops Fables http://friesopsfables.com/Index.htm

Taffeta Wed 26-Sep-12 13:06:31

DS - a Michael Morpurgo one - dunno which
DD - My naughty little sister reading about herself
Me - Just finished Moranthology

MrsT888 Tue 02-Oct-12 06:35:32

I am reading the iBook '*the crockodogopig*' by Ricky Tart


It is so heartwarming and it has a video of the author reading it with funny accents which my little boy loves

A bargin!

We're reading "Mattimeo" by Brian Jacques, as we've read the previous two, and are working through the trilogy.

And I'm reading "the wonder book for girls and boys" to get more ideas for my storytelling business.

Oh, I had forgotten Gobbolino! Does anyone remember the song that goes with it? (One fine night in a witch's cabin...)
DS obssessed with counting books.
I am reading The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

I have Gobbolino at home, will check when I get in.

KealaK Tue 09-Oct-12 13:02:09

terrible two (6+7) are reading Pong! - after I saw a good review in the local paper. We bought it but it's actually on youtube youtu.be/QCQ0Qpfh_xY for free.

Me - reading Jessica by Bryce Courtney for the third time - with wine .

Whatiswitnit Tue 09-Oct-12 18:36:29

DS & DD (6) - Daisy and The Trouble With Coconuts.

DH - No More Heroes ( History of Punk from 1976 to 1980)

Me - The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

HappyAsEyeAm Wed 10-Oct-12 20:36:02

DS1 (4 yo) was read Green Light (one of the Little Red Train books) and Baggy Brown. After that DS2 (5 mo) decided that he's had enough of sitting in his chair listening to the stories and made sure tghat DS1 didn't have any more books by screeching the place down.

vesela Wed 10-Oct-12 21:21:18

With DD (5) - The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up (Jill Tomlinson)

Me - The Wine of Solitude (Irene Nemirovsky)

moonblushtomato Wed 10-Oct-12 21:51:10

DS1 age 14 - Biography of an explorer in the Bear Grylls style

DS2 age 5 - The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me

DD age 4 - The Tiger who Came to Tea

Me - age 42 - Beautiful Girl by Can't - Remember - Who (but tis very good so far!)

cilldara Wed 10-Oct-12 22:07:22

DD1 age 14 The house at riverton
DD2 age 11 Scorpia Rising
Me age 45 THe Mystery of Mercy Close Marion keyes
DH Some Lee Child thriller

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Oct-12 22:10:21

Gecko - Tiddler the story telling fish
Dd2 - Mr skip, Michael morpurgo (sp?)
Dd1 - Guiness world records 2012
Me - Karlology

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Oct-12 22:11:16

Oops gecko is 5
Dd2 is 7
Dd1 is 12
And I'm 34

CaseyShraeger Wed 10-Oct-12 22:12:33

I'm reading the DCs When Hitker Stole Pink Rabbit - I'm resisting starting a new book myself because I have lots to do tonight whi h would be why I'm wasting time on Mumsnet

wearingpurple Wed 10-Oct-12 22:13:21

Dd1 (9): The Tales of Beedle the Bard (birthday present from Sunday)
Dd2 (7): The Worst Witch (non-birthday present from Sunday)
Me: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Ghouljamaflip Wed 10-Oct-12 22:20:14

Ds1 (9) - Justin Thyme (brill book!)
Dd1 (6) - The Games Fairy
Ds2 (5) - Come to tea on Planet Zum Zee
Dd2 (3) - Duck in a truck

Me (38) - Just finishing an advanced proof copy of a new historical novel about Princess Catherine of France (Henry V wife) - fantastic!

annidani8 Thu 11-Oct-12 12:03:38

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TrinityRhino Thu 11-Oct-12 12:34:56

What in earth happened there hmm

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Oct-12 12:35:10

On not in ugh

Harryc Thu 25-Oct-12 15:36:41

Friesops Fables a brand new publication by author, Julian Defries. is now a firm bedtime favourite in my house. Beautifully ‘drawn’ both in words and pictures. One of the stories is an analogy of a business panda seeking to ‘corner the market’ in bamboo, comparing him to the power hungry, wealth obsessed, businessmen we are all too familiar with. Very relevant to today’s world.

Harryc Thu 25-Oct-12 15:37:29

Friesops Fables a brand new publication by author, Julian Defries. is now a firm bedtime favourite in my house. Beautifully ‘drawn’ both in words and pictures. One of the stories is an analogy of a business panda seeking to ‘corner the market’ in bamboo, comparing him to the power hungry, wealth obsessed, businessmen we are all too familiar with. Very relevant to today’s world.

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