I didn't intentionally stop keeping up with this blog, but switching jobs made it infinitely more difficult to make it a priority. Two months ago I had a daughter and one of the things I started thinking about was how to insure she loves reading as much as I do. One way I'm going to try and do this is making sure books are prevalent in her life. We've already started this - her book collection is small, but my goodness will it grow.
I'm also taking this opportunity to read some of the classic children's books I never quite got around to when I was growing up. For Christmas she received the classic picture books Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown & Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney as well as the chapter books The Story of King Arthur & His Knights by Howard Pyle and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I'm looking forward to sharing these books with Hiccup (our online nickname for her) but we're starting our reading journey with The Chronicles of Narnia. I'm trying to get into the habit of reading a chapter a night with her - and while I realize she's not able to follow the story right now, she's hearing the language and it's designated Momma/Daughter time right before bed. Hopefully she'll enjoy it as much as I already do.
So my plan for this blog is going to alter a bit and become more of a record of the books my daughter and I share. I can't promise frequent updates, as one 15-16 page chapter a day won't get us through books very quickly. But I will put up a review of each book we read together, even if it's a small sort of thing.
Be well and have a wonderful 2014.