Since having Froggy I've found it harder to escape into a good book. I read daily, to Frog, and on article after article on my smartphone. But I only pick up books lately to extract information on the amount of wet nappies appropriate for one day, or how to create a seasons garden, but never for pleasure.
Michael Goves recent proclamation that the gcse english needs reform, because he dislikes of mice and men, has reminded me that I cannot trust the state to inspire a love of reading in my child. I want my son to grow up knowing that reading (especially books from other cultures than ones own) is an important part of self development.
Health visitors may think issuing your baby a stack of spin off board books at ages 8 months and again at four are enough to do this. I'm not so convinced. I'm pretty sure the path to my son enjoying reading starts with seeing me enjoying reading.
So, concluding I need to read more, I'm using a Michael Gove recommendation to fight a Michael Gove idiocy. In the hope that in some parellel universe this trickery may destroy him completely.
Back in 2011 Gove suggested children ought to read 50 books a year. Well challenge accepted.
If any of you would like to join my 50 book challenge please link up your reading list - I will need plenty of title suggestions!
Books I've read so far
1. Beyond the sling
2. The Help
3. River Cottage Cookbook
4. Modern Self Sufficiency