My Week in Books 4

My Week in Books 4

Well, last week saw me hit with a really heavy head cold. Mr D was very sick on Monday and I had early nights a few nights in the week which meant that I didn’t get as much reading as I wanted.

I did finish The Help – and thought it was a brilliant book. It is incredible, to me, that this is talking about a time in living memory – how the sorts of things that happened could ever happen are beyond me. And how people can harbour such views and prejudices based on the colour of someone’s skin is something I find mind boggling.

I am not really a film lover but I fancy watching this film, so I think it will be one that Damian and I watch in the coming weeks. I’ve been really impressed with this book. It’s a bit heavier going than some of the others I have read this year so far, but well worth the read.

I’ve not yet chosen my next book, but it will be one that I picked up in a charity shop I am sure. Most probably a trashy, easy to read novel.

The children have been spoilt this week with some fab books. After our trip to the library last week we have been reading those books. Mr D chose some Elmer books and Miss E a Kipper book – she really likes the Kipper character so quite enjoys reading these stories at bedtime. We will hopefully get to the library this week, especially as I have a book waiting to be collected. However our usual library day might be taken up with having to wait for an engineer to come and fix our broken oven.

We have also been reading some lovely books that we have been sent by QED publishing and Tiny Owl Books. The QED books deal with the emotions of sadness and anger,which are quite apt at the moment as Mr D has been struggling with his frustrations when he younger sister takes his toys.

QED everybody feels series

It’s often hard to explain to the children about how emotions can suddenly take over. These books are a lovely way to talk about their feelings and emotions and he has been keen to read the angry one a couple of times this week. The illustrations are great and do a fab job of conveying the emotions.

QED everybody feels series





  1. 1st February 2016 / 08:07

    It’s often difficult for young children to understand and deal with their emotions, these look lovely simple books for helping them.


  2. 1st February 2016 / 09:42

    Love the look of those books, it’s sometimes hard to explain emotions to children isn’t it. Hope everyone is feeling better now, thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  3. 1st February 2016 / 10:30

    The help is one book on my to – read list! I have some weeks where it is hard to find the time to read! xx

  4. 1st February 2016 / 11:57

    The QED books look great! (The ‘It’s not fair’ illustration reminds me of my OH, but tempting as it is I don’t think he’d appreciate a pic of it for Valentine’s day… lol) #readwithme

  5. 1st February 2016 / 15:12

    Those books look lovely, I remember that phase when Alex used to take Sense toys, it can be hard work at times!

  6. 2nd February 2016 / 08:03

    Those books are such a fab idea for kids to help them deal with their feelings 🙂 I have had The Help on my TBR list for so long, glad you enjoyed it. #readwithme

    • 2nd February 2016 / 20:16

      it’s well worth reading – very thought provoking xx

  7. 2nd February 2016 / 12:33

    a lovely idea to explore emotions book by book #readwithme

    • 2nd February 2016 / 20:15

      they really are – I was surprised just how quickly Mr D took to them. It’s great for us as he is experiencing a range of emotions at the moment!

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