Monday, February 27, 2012

Harry Potter and Blog Tour Link #7

Last night was an epic reading night for me and my kids. We finished reading the last Harry Potter book. Now, I've read them quite a lot--I started reading them before Goblet of Fire was released, before I even had kids--and I've explained to them how I had to wait years in between the last books to see what happened. I started reading them to my kids at bedtime almost a year ago. When we were packing up all of our things to move from Ohio back to Tennessee, I kept out the book we were on so that we could keep reading and know where the book was during the move.

And now we're done. It was so much fun to share with my kids something that I had so much fun with, and to see the things they thought and enjoyed.

(Next, they want me to read them one of my books, which was totally their idea, and kind of weird for me...my son ran over to the bookshelf yesterday and grabbed it off of there.)

Is there a book/series that you've loved reading over and over, or sharing with others?

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Today's Rising blog tour link is over at the fantabulous Tara Tyler's blog.

18 comments:

  1. What a special moment! Really looking forward to the day I can read them to my kids, Laura. They were such a big part of my life, and I'd hope they could be the same for them.

    The Hobbit/LOTR books are ones I've read many, many times. Also Chronicles of Narnia.

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    1. Chronicles of Narnia was a huge inspiration to me as a kid--and they still are as adult! I didn't really get into Lord of the Rings until adulthood.

      I'm sure you and your kids will have so much fun with the stories that meant a lot to you when they're old enough!! :D

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  2. And it was even more special that you read the books to your kids and shared the adventure!

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  3. Awe...so cute! I don't have children yet but look forward to sharing my favorite books with them. I think it's great that they want you to read them one of your books. They really look up to you and having written your own book makes you a great role model for them. :)

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  4. Harry Potter is one of my favorites and I try to convert everyone I know into a HP reader. My absolute favorite series is J.D. Robb's In Death series. A random woman in the book store suggested it and since then, I've gotten my mom hooked on it also.

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  5. So cute! I can't wait until my son is old enough to enjoy the Harry Potter series. Right now his favorite book is Caillou's New Shoes!

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  6. It's great that you read to them like that! My kids got sick of Harry Potter after book three and wanted to hear something else. They liked the Wind on Fire (only book one, though - the rest were too 'aggresive' for them, I thought.)And they enjoyed Wrinkle in Time. I'm sure they'll love your book too. Enjoy the time with them!

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  7. Well, the HP books are certainly a series I read to my kids, and they then listened to when we got the audiobooks. I read to my kids all the time. And not just kid books. I introduced them to Heinlein, McCaffrey, Crichton, and even Mary Higgins Clark.

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  8. Loooove it! I read the first one to my son, who is 5, and it is really the only time he will sit still. What a great way to spend time together!

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  9. The Chronicles of Narnia is a fantastic series. I loved it then as I do now, especially The Magician's Nephew.

    My daughter loved me to read We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Peepo, and Guess How Much I love You. It's great reading out loud, but you can't do that with teenagers.

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  10. My kids loved it when we read Anne of Green Gables, but that's probably far too girly for your boy. lol Huckleberry Finn was a hit... Narnia. Maybe the Wrinkle in Time series? I always thought those were cool...

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  11. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to read this series with them. I also want to introduce Lord of the Rings, Batman, Star Trek, and Star Wars to them. They're only 6, 4, and 2, so it may be a while. : )
    BTW, I came over from Tara's blog. And guess what? I already follow you. :D Lucky me!

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  12. Aren't the Potter books wonderful to share with our kids?

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  13. That's great that you read those with your kids. I actually read "The Hobbit" to my brother when we were kids - he was probably eight and I was twelve. It was a good experience. :) Reading aloud to someone is good at any age.

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  14. It wonderful to able to share book with kids... I shared, owe my book knowledge to my maternal Uncle and my Brother who incidentally shaped the genres of books I love...almost all except memoirs and horror. Look forward to your entry for Alex's party

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  15. The saddest day for me was when the girls decided they were ready to read them on their own - I think I was made redundant round about book four!

    I love that your kids want you to read your book to them :-)

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  17. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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