For some reason, I have been blessed with lots of reading time this summer. I suppose it’s easier to find time for books when you’re trying to get preggers, rather than when you actually have a live baby to feed and diaper and cuddle. Still, I envision plenty of family reading time with my own kids (if our lives go in that direction) . . . and with my new nephew. Meet Noah:
He is a precious gift! He’s a little over a month old, and I cannot wait to hold him when I visit him in October. I plan to arrive with a big ol’ stack of books. As his writer aunt, it’s my duty to fill up his baby bookcase.
Speaking of books, Mothering has a Lending Library in its Santa Fe offices. Anyone is welcome to browse and borrow. Because I happen to be living close by this summer, I visited last Friday to help organize the books. Heaven. If the writing life doesn’t pan out, I think I’ve found an alternative career in book sorting.
The Lending Library has a large children’s book corner, so I was scouring titles to keep in mind for Noah. As a child, I loved My Book About Me by Dr. Seuss (and go figure – I ended up a personal essay/memoir writer). I have already added that one to Noah’s bookcase. I want to buy Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins. I heard a librarian raving about it on NPR earlier this summer.
What are your favorite books to read to your children? What books did you enjoy reading when you were a little kid? What books should I definitely get for my sweet nephew Noah?
About Jenny Rough
Jenny Rough is a lawyer-turned-writer. Visit her on the web at www.jennyrough.com