I did however devour 'A Torch Against the Night' by Sabaa Tahir when it was released at the end of last month. Simply put, it is brilliant and already leaves me pining for more. I liked the twists and turns, especially as a couple of them were completely unexpected. I also enjoyed getting to know a few more of the characters that bit better.
As always, I've read loads with the kids. Lily and I are nearing the end of the Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton and Lily still seems gripped by the story. I've enjoyed it too but I'm more excited about us trying out The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe next! I'm not sure how it will go reading it to a four year old but I'll keep you all posted.
This is just a small selection of the books we've enjoyed recently. That said, I don't think that Lily and Ollie enjoyed 'Quick Quack Quentin' as much as I did. I think most of the humour went over their heads but it was a bright and fun book that made a nice change to bedtimes when we borrowed it from the library.
It's been great reading 'The Jolly Postman' with Lily, although it gives wince when she puts the letters back in the wrong envelopes!
And I have reigned in on my spending when it comes to impulse book purchases. I have bought a few as Christmas presents and added a new one to our Christmas Book Box for just £2.50 - 'When I dream of Christmas'. It won't be long now until I can get the box down from the loft with all the decorations and I'm hoping to find a few new additions between now and December.
Have you read any good books with your children lately? Leave me any recommendations in the comments below!