There are never enough sides of me. When we gather on the couch to read, inevitably a mostly-friendly skirmish breaks out as to who gets the coveted seat to my right. Why the right? I'm not sure, but it is the prized spot. Next comes my left side. And then someone has to take the dreaded spots to the side of the one who claimed the best seat. Or a particularly creative boy drapes across the top of the couch and leans over my shoulder. (Of course, Mama's lap is a special seat, too, but it is most frequently filled with Benjamin!)
Sometimes we sprawl on the floor just to avoid the anguish of seat-picking, but nothing beats being squished together on the couch.
Sometimes in warmer weather we read outside, but nothing beats snuggling under a blanket inside. Memories are made here.
We continued reading through our week of sickness, though the arrangements changed from day to day. On the day when I was flat in bed, Brian took over book duties. (He does the funny voices so much better that I do!) When Gavin took his turn in bed and was having an especially feel-bad moment, I took a special book up to him and the two of us shared a story together. Memories were made this week, too, though we prefer the less-germy ones!
Care to make your own memories and add to your library? I am giving away a hardback copy of Charles Dickens and Friends by Marcia Williams. Williams' book is written in comic-book style with sepia-toned illustations and features five Dickens' classics: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Carol. Recommended for elementary-aged children.
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Giveaway ends Friday, February 12 at 9 pm ET. Open to U.S. readers only.