Friday, October 7, 2011 | By: Jenggai

Mommy's Hobby


During my grade school days, I would always ask my parents to buy me a book as a reward for being one of the top students in our class. I am glad that even as a kid, I always thought that reading books as an interesting hobby. Those were the days when the Sweet Valley book series dominated my world. In high school, teen romance novels were added to my collection. Reading books became a part of my life as I was growing up.

Back in the days when I was still single and have all the time in the world, reading a book would always be my stress reliever. I like reading children book series such as Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and Percy Jackson series. I always lose track of the time when I am reading especially at night. I could stay up all night reading.

Before watching a movie based on a novel, I always make sure that I read the book first before watching the movie. There’s always a lot more details in books. Reading helps widen one’s vocabulary and improve one’s imagination.

When I had Andrei, I only had limited time to read. Whenever there’s free time, I would always squeeze in an hour or two of reading. And since Andrei couldn’t sleep with the lights on, I would resort to reading an e-book from my phone.

I hope Andrei will grow up with the same hobby as mommy. =)


7 comments:

Lynn said...

I love Lemony Snicket too. And just like you, I have to read the book first before I watch it. :) I grew up with Sweet Dreams, somewhat like Sweet Valley High. :) Happy Saturday!

Lynn

Sapphire Mommy (Mommy Jo) said...

I also love reading Sweet Valley High (I'm a Liz Wakefield fan then) and Are You Afraid of The Dark book series when I was in high school.those were the days! :)

Chris said...

I think I also read most of the Sweet Valley High books but not as much as Sweet Dreams :) anyway, now that I have kids of my own,.. I am glad that we can also read good books together :) Our recent favorite is Charlotte's Web :) I can't believe I never read it before :) but really glad that got to read it with my daughter now! :D

happy mommy moments! hope to see you again next week!

MoM from Manila said...

I remember how I would sneak in those pocketbooks during my breaktime in school. My mom was like censoring what I was reading then and she does not want me to read on romance books yet!...

please check out the other side of this mom

anney said...

When I was in highschool mga pocketbooks ang gustong gusto ko basahin gaya ng Sweet Valley High. Ngayun di na ako masyado nakakapagbasa at medyo busy na.Magazine na lang minsan binabasa ko. lol!

The Average Jane said...

Same here. I agree that instilling the love of reading and books in kids is an important aspect of their upbringing. Kudos mommy! =)

joy said...

Well, I know how you feel. Coz I love reading books too. But now, I spend more time reading blogs than books. But reading is my passion. If I start to read a book, then I find it too hard to stop especially if it is a good story:)

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