January brings in a brand new year, which means I’ll be reading brand new books… Or maybe I’ll be reading old books. In either case, they’ll be new to me.
I will also continue to read to my son - but those books won’t necessarily be new to him since I often reread the same books over and over. He’s not to the stage where he asks to be read to, but he’s still a ton of fun.
Books I Read to My Son
Since my son would much rather be on the floor exploring - or climbing up on things as he is learning to stand and walk - getting him to settle down and sit on my lap so I can read him a book can be challenging. I’ve found that the best time to read to him is while he’s on my lap when I’m feeding him a bottle. My wife likes to read to him after she feeds him while he’s still in his high chair. Both cases he’s a captive audience.
I’ve also simply finished reading a book to him after he crawls off of my lap. He may not be getting the benefit of looking at the letters, words, and pictures, but he’s at least getting the benefit of hearing me talk.
Apparently, I read quite a few different books to him in January. These books are:
- Harry the Dirty Dog
- Newtonian Physics for Babies
- Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz
- Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book
- Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell
- I Love You This Much
- Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- Spot’s First Words by Eric Hill
- I Love My Puppy by Caroline Church
- My Home & Family (can’t seem to find this online - however, the UPC is 786943006537)
Books I Read for Me
Last month I mentioned that I had discovered Prime Reading - a way to borrow and read books electronically for “free” if you’re an Amazon Prime Member.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can try Amazon Prime with a 30-Day free trial. There’s also Prime Discounted Monthly Offering if you qualify, as well as a Prime Student 6-month Trial if you have a .edu email address.
I finished one book via Prime Reading. Well, it was actually a comic book (ahem, Graphic Novel), but it was still reading. This graphic novel was Deadpool Vol. 1: Secret Invasion. A lot of fun.
Prime Reading also has magazines. I skimmed through the Writer’s Digest - January 1, 2019 issue. I found the Bloomberg Businessweek - December 17, 2018 issue more interesting with their cover image stating “Rhymes with Bitcoin.”
I also have continued to post quotes that I find appealing on my Twitter (and other social media) account:
"There are no essential genetic elements for any particular group of people who might be identified as a “race.” As far as genetics is concerned, race does not exist.— Joseph Hendrix (@JoeHxBlog) February 4, 2019
"The great irony is this: The science of genetics was founded specifically on the study of racial inequality, by a racist."— Joseph Hendrix (@JoeHxBlog) February 4, 2019
Adam Rutherford, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes https://t.co/2nGhBVZgDY— Joseph Hendrix (@JoeHxBlog) February 4, 2019
Did you read any good (or bad!) books in January? What are you reading now?