Hello! 🙂 Welcome to Books & Baby etc. – a reading, parenting and lifestyle blog.
My name is Charlotte– a 27 year old former book addict who lost her passion for reading after starting a book she couldn’t finish (I was confused, it had never happened to me before). Fast forward several months and I have rediscovered my inner bookworm. I also have a daughter, Elsa, who has started to show a huge interest in books too, much to my delight 🙂 This blog started as a way for me to motivate myself to read but it has now become something more than that.
Books & Baby etc. is our little space for posting book reviews, things Mummy likes to read and books that Elsa loves. She has just turned 1 and she will sit and ‘read’ to herself for hours. I am constantly picking up a huge pile of picture books but I love it.
I will also be posting non-book related stuff, probably involving Elsa making a mess, just because it makes me happy. Consider this an ‘I’ll post about whatever I like’ blog 😉 We like food, crafty things, days out and Netflix. Okay, maybe that last one is just Mummy. Elsa likes Peppa Pig.
So what do we like to read?
My favourite genre is Psychological Thriller. If I have one of these lying around I am probably going to pick it up before anything else. I also like Crime/Mystery/Thriller and YA. I do read romance and ‘chick-lit‘ but not as often.
You are unlikely to find me reading Science Fiction, it stresses my brain out and I get confused. IsScience Fiction for the easily-confused a genre? If so, send some stuff my way. I’m also not overly keen on Historical fiction and Paranormal romances.
I do own a kindle (which I LOVE) so I read on there and also in actual BOOK form, you know like in the olden days. I read faster on my Kindle so I probably prefer that. *GASP* I know, it’s terrible isn’t it?
Elsa loves Picture Books for 0+ but usually books that rhyme and are aimed at slightly older children. She likes to hit me with board books (so I obviously prefer paperbacks!) She loves bright colours and big pages that she can turn herself. If there are Pirates and/or Dinosaurs involved then it will definitely be a hit.
I spend far too much time on Twitter, so that is the best place to find me.
So thats us, we are happy you have come to visit us. Please stay a while 🙂
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Charlotte and Elsa x
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