The Family That Reads

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."  ~Groucho Marx

      What is your favorite book of all time?  What are your kids' favorite books?  What about your significant other?  Have you ever read a book as a couple?  Where do you like to read?

      Reading has always been an important, even central part of my life.  I consume books - and magazines, articles, even cereal boxes - as regularly, if not more regularly, than food.  I spend most of my day at work reading and researching (see below - that is my actual inbox at work).  I depended on my reading skills all through college and Law School.

       And now, as a mom, reading has become an even more important part of my life because it is something powerful, wonderful, fun, and enriching I can share with my family.

      The Family That Reads is a place for me (and you!) to explore reading - for pleasure, for interest, for enrichment both for myself and my family.  Looking for a good Sex Ed book for your kids?  I've got recommendations.  Bedtime stories and reading routines?  They're here.  An interesting magazing article on parenting, gardening, law, or some other random controversey?  Yep, we've got that, too.

      But what I WANT is input!  What do you read as a family?  What is your favorite "guilty pleasure" book?  When and how to you find time to read?  What is your favorite magazine?

      Come on over to The Family That Reads and get involved in the discussion.  Plus, throw your hat into the ring to be one of The Family That Reads' Featured Bloggers!

Best husband EVER!


That reading/bath set-up is quite fantastic.

Kristen @ KristenDanielleXO
Jen said…
I am always reading! I love my Nook, and the fact that I never have to wait for work to open to buy a new book(yes, I work for the store that sells Nook ;) ).

I read a little of everything, from fiction, kids books, teen books, etc etc.

Love the bath set up as well!
Sweta said…
^Agree about the bath set up!Growing up my favourite books were anything Agatha Christie or Enid Elyton.Right now I adore Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner,The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth ,Animal farm by George Orwell,etc.Oh,and I'm a huge fan of P.G Wodehouse and poems by Edgar Allen Poe,Pablo Naruda,W.B Yeats and T.S Eliot ^_^
 Curly J said…
I love reading too! Although it's super hard (pretty much impossible) to do any fun reading during school. It's all boring textbook stuff :(. But my absolute favourite read as of recently is Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah! It is SO perfect.. the whole book reminded me of my childhood relationships growing up. I savoured every second of it and can't wait to read another one of her books!
Jordan said…
As a child I loved The Phantom Tollbooth, Boxcar Children, Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie and any of the Tamora Pierce series. Now I still love to read Anne of Green Gables and anything my librarian friend sends my way. I especially love anything Garcia Marquez. Magical realism is just so fun!
Tiffany said…
I love, love, love to read! Sadly, my husband doesn't, but he has no problem indulging my habit. And he also does read a lot to our daughter.

I've been reading to my daughter since her very first night home from the hospital. Either it worked or love of books is genetic because she loves to read!

I get time to read right before bed at night and at lunchtime at work. I love my Kindle so much! Great for reading a bunch of books at different times, and so easy to carry around. I've read standing in line at the bank, in the car when my daughter falls asleep, and waiting at the dr office.

I'll have to check out your new blog!
AubrieAnne said…
I need that bath tub! I would read all the time if I could read and bathe at the same time!!!
Olivia said…
I LOVE to read. I am currently reading Jaycee Dugards book - SO sad. My favorite book as of recent is The Help, it is absolutely amazing. I'd say that my second favorite book is Nineteen Minutes by Jody Picoult. I just saw that you're a lawyer! How awesome! That is what I am going to school for! I have one more year until I start law school :)
I would LOVE a bath like that! How awesome!
Joy said…
Like everyone else, I'm loving that bathtub set-up. I don't use my tub much, I'm a shower girl, but THAT looks nice!

I could read 24/7. I actually found myself thinking about my current read in the middle of dinner with some of my very favorite and hilarious girlfriends tonight! Sad, isn't it?

I love romance! Can't help it! My grandmother got me started reading those in 9th grade! Far too early. What was she thinking??! But, I do still love them and as long as they aren't ridiculously corny, I can thouroughly enjoy them as a quick read. Currently, I'm reading the Outlander series by Dianna Gabaldon. Love those! And I'm thinking about picking up it the Danger Games? Something like that. I'm hearing an awful lot about those. My Nook is never far from my side, but certain books I must have in print. Ya know what I mean? It's an emotional thing!
Pretty Things said…
reading in the bathtub is something I love, and my eight-year old son now does it, too! I adore that our entire house is a bunch of readers.

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