Tuesday, 23 January 2007

The Reading Bug...

...and our boys are suffering from it badly!! Isn't that great!!

This is how we find them some nights, on either of their beds, with their heads stuck in books. I love standing in the doorway and just watching them read, without them knowing that we are there. When they read something funny, they laugh out loudly, and tell each other what they have read.

I think we may be in the running as Amazon.de's biggest customer! Luckily they have a huge English book selection. Once you spend 20 Euros, you get your postage free.....very easy to manage! The books take 1-3 weeks to arrive, but we can cope with that!

The difficulty is keeping up the supply of books. This is the problem with living in a country not of your native language. The local library is not an option. I have been speaking to the Librarians at school, and asked them to give the boys help in picking out novels to read. A lot of the books in our school library are by English Authors, who we are not familiar with. The Librarians have been great, in helping both boys pick suitable books to read at home.

Alexander is enjoying the Lemony Snicket books, and anything by Roald Dahl. Cameron is reading all the Geronimo Stilton Books.

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