What I Read…

Hello. I thought I’d have three books for you today. I have one. #BetterThanNothing

I wish it was a higher rating… Also, some M picks are below!

Linking up with Steph & Jana for Show Us Your Books!

Frogkisser by Garth Nix
★★/5; Teenage Fantasy
Ughhh… I wanted to love this story & I did not. It read like a middle grade marriage of The Phantom Tollbooth & The Hobbit. I love both of those stories but this one didn’t work for me. I loved the royal dogs & I loved Anya’s determination to not be a princess who needed saved… but it was such a young book. I wouldn’t call it a teen read. It was just long and silly in a weird way and… I don’t know. I loved the concept and hated the execution. Which is a shame because it really sounded like my kind of book.
Read it? No. Although I know some (Alexandra, Bev) really liked it.

And from M’s vast library… here are some favs this month:

If I Were A Lizard by Kidsbooks
This one is silly but cute & it has a bunch of lizards if that’s your kid’s thing. M just like color.

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel
Not 100% on the illustrations but we liked all the nursery rhyme references.

The Brave Little Owl by Gill Davies
This was mommy’s favorite of the month ❤

God Is With Us by Amy Parker, Ramona Kaulitzki (Illustrator)
This is an ok one for Christmas… We were not aware it was the story of Jesus’ birth until we started and M doesn’t like to quit books.

Maybe next month’s mom book quantity will match M’s… lol.

What’d you read this month?

Life According to Steph

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Aww, I’m sad that you didn’t like it. I feel bad now. Lol. I think it’s meant more for younger readers – I didn’t see it as being for teens. More 9/10 year olds.

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Don’t feel bed! It sounds like it should be right up my alley! I wish I’d have loved it & I’m still glad I read it 🙂 Our library has it categorized as a teen book… Maybe I should correct them (once they reopen).

      Like

  2. Nadine says:

    I will have to check out Brave Little Owl.

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      I love the artwork and the message- although the other woodland creatures are kind of rude at first. Lol

      Like

  3. Love seeing what you read to M!

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you! I love sharing her books!

      Like

  4. Lauren Becker says:

    HAH M doesn’t like to quite books. I love it. Sorry your one read wasn’t a great one – hopefully whatever you read next will be awesome!!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Haha, fortunately her books are pretty short so we don’t waste much time on the meh ones.
      My read was entertaining enough. Oh well. They can’t all be winners. Lol

      Like

  5. Kay R.D. says:

    I think everyones reading was affected this month (both positive and negative) and that is perfectly ok. One is more than many read. Stay safe friend.

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Agreed. I don’t feel like I’m caught up enough on everything else to just chill and read when M gives me a moment to myself. I’m usually doing chores or blogging or grabbing something to eat. Ha.

      Like

  6. Julie Hood says:

    Sorry your book wasn’t your favorite, and even if three books were your plan, I’m still wildly impressed you have one! I’ve read ONE book in months haha. Also If I Were A Lizard sounds so cute!!

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      No worries! It took a long long time to finish that book. Lol. I have about three started right now. Hopefully I finish at least one before next month, too. Ha

      Like

  7. kristen says:

    ugh i HATE when a book isn’t as good as you hope.. that one really does sound awesome. womp womp.

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Agreeeeed! I really wanted to like it!

      Like

  8. My sister is due in June and I am taking notes on all your M reads. They are playing a very important role in my selection for my niece.

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      I’m so glad! Haha! We try to only share the ones we really like! And yay for your sister! I hope she has a very smooth and peaceful delivery. I can’t imagine her stress during all this.

      Like

  9. It’s always a bummer when a book you think you’ll love ends up not being quite what you wanted. It happens to me more than I like. I am unfamiliar with the books you and M are enjoying together but I love that you’re reading so much to her and building out her library. My little bookcase was a real source of pride and joy to me when I was a kid. To be fair, seeing all my books still make me happy.

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Very true.
      She’s a pretty chill little girl and loves just sitting and reading. The bright pictures and fun rhymes help 🙂

      Like

  10. Erin Gray says:

    I love that you are including M’s reads. Raising a reader!!

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Thanks, Erin! And welcome back to the blog world!!! ❤

      Like

  11. SMD says:

    I bought the lizard book for one of my little people this year!

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      So colorful! And M loves when there are mirrors in books 😀

      Like

  12. Becki says:

    Huh. My daughter got Frogkisser as a prize for a reading contest at school. She hasn’t read it yet. Sounds like it may be a little young for her, but I’ll see what she thinks once she gets to it 🙂

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      I hope she loves it! A few of my friends really liked it- maybe I just wasn’t in the mood.

      Like

  13. Rebecca Jo says:

    I hate when I have high hopes for a book & the rug gets pulled out from under me.
    I love M already had a big book list 🙂

    Like

    1. Audrey says:

      Me too!
      Man… her bookshelf rivals mine! Haha!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s