Ah, Bamber Gascoigne and the old University Challenge - the object of many a comedy sketch! Anyway tonight I am reading the following.....
My Wobbly Tooth must not Ever Never fall out Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child (apt name really!) and is about Lola's wobbly tooth , and why she doesn't want it to come out, until she learns about the Tooth Fairy .....
This is being read to my 4 year old son, who loves the CD ( audio book ) that comes along with it, so I don't really have to read it as such . I just turn the pages that correspond with the audio version! The wonders of technology. He loves this as its the same actors for the programme that "read" the book.
Next is an old favourite , The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S.Lewis , don't ya just love all that old Famous Five, 1950's, Recieved Pronouciation style language! Or rather.... , "I say, this is Topping Fun!
Not to give too much away, we're at the bit where Eustace (Eustace!?! , where do they get these names from ?) has turned into a Dragon, and he is a bit FREAKED out, to say the least.
This is being read to my 8 year old son, who is loving it , and keeps waking up in the night to read more! He has read The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and now we are onto this . We've missed a few other C.S.Lewis books out in between (Magicians Nephew and The Horse and its boy , we may go back to these at a later date).
And in between re-reading my lovely new Rowan Magazine , I have just bought and started to read Singled Out by Virginia Nicholson , How two million women survived without men after the First World War . This was not a kind era to single women , many of whom were deprived of happy partnerships due to the carnage of the Great War. However , may of them rose to the challenge, and forged ahead to make a better society through a variety of occupations .
On the knitting front, First Falling Leaves sock completed, AMEN! , now onward and upward for the Second Sock!