Luckily A1 and A2 are having no problems with finding time to read. A1 has a number of books on the go as usual. Sister 2 has gifted her some great books in the past couple of months, including The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. She has found it very hard to put down- she has told me it is up there with her favourite books of all time!
Also on A1's bedside table are the Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke- she is on the first book, Inkheart.
And the Max Remy Super Spy series- she is up to the fourth book.
A2 and I were happily reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets until she ordered a halt to proceedings after the first person was petrified. A1 responded in the same way when we read the same book at around the same age, rediscovering the series a few years ago and absolutely loving it. So we have put it to one side for now (although she insists on the book staying on her bedside table). I thought we might try something a little lighter, and we are halfway through the first Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily Bean.
Its so lovely to revisit A1's favourite books a few years later with A2. However, we have just encountered the same problem that we had with Harry Potter. A2 is not at all a fan of Aunt Ivy in the book, and has called a stop to Tumtum and Nutmeg as well! I am going to try again tonight though, I hope she will give it a go.
Looking forward to next month, hopefully I will have started Bring Up the Bodies by then!