Nothing for fun right now I'm afraid. I've decided to homeschool my youngest so reading lots of curriculum reviews and other homeschooling stuff. Also, Squidoo, a site I write through, just got acquired by Hubpages and is going away, so I'm reading up on Hubpages to see if I want to move my Squidoo articles there, or somewhere else. So swamped.
2. Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once?
I used to read just one fiction book at a time, along with a few non-fiction (I go more slowly through those--and some are things like devotionals which are meant to be read a little at a time. But now it seems I pick up a book, put it down, and can't recall where I left it...so I start another.
3. What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
The first chapter book I read cover to cover on my own was The Secret Garden. My mom had already read The Little Princess (by the same author) and I wanted to start this one because I loved that one so much, but she was busy. So, on her suggestion, I read and it started me reading many more...but my mom had already ignited my love of reading books too me, from short, rich books like the Serendipity books, to her own Christian romance novels by Janet Oke that she read to me, in part, I think, so I would stop bugging her and be quiet while she read.
4. Do you prefer a physical copy of the book or an electronic version?
Physical. I like to read when my kids are on the computer.
5. What are three books on your To Be Read list?
The second and third Hunger Games books, which are somewhere in my house, but I DO NOT KNOW WHERE. Dang messy house. Another is Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
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I subscribe to Dover's Free Sampler, which often has fun printables like coloring pages, paper dolls, etc. I especially love the artwork coloring pages they sometimes share. These coloring pages based on famous works of art and artistic styles would be great to help expose kids to artists from various periods. I like the idea of letting kids color the picture first without seeing the original, then see how theirs differs, and what difference that makes in how the artwork looks.
Dover doesn't keep these up indefinitely, so you may want to download these for later use.