Do you still read books belonging to the children's genre?

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Post by kjoan » 03 Aug 2017, 05:13

Sometimes we get so caught up in the complex stuff that we forget that truth is often hidden in the simplest things. And those simple truths can be found in children's books.
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Post by Excitedreads » 03 Aug 2017, 10:25

I love children's classics. But i much rather reading them with children like my sister or my son... i love the wonder in their eyes as they get wrapped in the story with me. And young adult fiction is my second go to after crime thrillers. Harry Potter and LOTR were two of my favourte series, and still are.
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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 03 Aug 2017, 10:36

I absolutely do. I just re-read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books for nostalgia. I love that children's stories are happy and simple...typically. It's usually a quick pleasurable read.
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Post by Gneiss » 03 Aug 2017, 23:27

No, not anymore. I've been busy reading other books nowadays but I won't totally give them up.

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Post by Athena Moon » 06 Aug 2017, 11:31

I accidentally found the book I adored when I first began to read and been rereading it again since. Also whenever I meet my little relatives and take the role of babysitter:)

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Post by sandra72jean » 06 Aug 2017, 19:12

I think that is one of the many perks of being grandma. I get to pick up those favorites and share them with the kids. It makes it even that much better when they start asking for those books. I notice it also seems to bring a bit of the cozy home back to my grown kids as well.

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Post by KWKLEIN » 07 Aug 2017, 16:59

Wasif Ahmed wrote:Do you still read children books?
I do! I love to look at the pictures, too. Illustrations are such an important part of the story, in easy readers especially. Sometimes, when I take my grandkids to the library, they pick out the ones they want and I pick the ones I want. Sometimes we end up sharing.

I read kids books for fun and research. The same with YA. I look for ones I like the looks of (yes, I go by the covers many times). Or I look for ones that are on a subject I want to write about and see what styles and angles other authors have used. I look for new ideas on how to write about a subject, comparing my style to see if maybe I'm coming off too serious or too silly.

Sometimes I read a kids book to research an adult subject because they are written on a level easy to understand. Then, if I want to pursue a subject more, I can always find something written for adults.

I love kids books because they take me back to my childhood, or my kids' childhoods. Or they're just fun.

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Post by fayetino » 07 Aug 2017, 22:22

I wasn't into reading growing up so I've never tried books in the children's genre
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Post by Dolphine » 08 Aug 2017, 20:26

I do love reading books, and i do visit children stories, they are so sweet and they teach life and advices.

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Post by Nuz winnhy » 09 Aug 2017, 19:51

yes sometimes i read children's book and really enjoy them, i mean there will always be a kid inside you.

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Post by akeseh » 10 Aug 2017, 04:52

Why not? Some books are like cartoons. They are for all ages. It will interest you to know the number of adult who watch Tom and Jerry cartoons.
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Post by KITtheKAT » 11 Aug 2017, 16:16

Of course, I do. Ever read the Percy Jackson series? It's funny as heck, and it doesn't need some form of the male anatomy to force humour, which a lot of romance novels use for some reason. It all depends on what type of book I feel like reading on that day.

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Post by Bluecobia » 13 Aug 2017, 17:24

Yes I like all types of books. I like to read to my grand daughter children books and sometimes I go back and read some of the books I read as a child. Books like Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and Tom Swift Just for the fun of it.
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Post by Tsheola Asavela » 14 Aug 2017, 16:38

Well, I don't because I don't have the time due to all that I read nowadays but, if given the chance I'd go back to 'Goosebumps' and the 'Hardy Boys'.
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Post by strike-aster » 16 Aug 2017, 06:18

Yes of course! I admit that I'm guilty and really enjoyed reading them. People may thought it is childish but for me it is not. It only shows my younger self or side of me. In children's books mostly you'll find a lot of moral lessons in life that you can certainly apply. It teaches a lot of things on how you can be a much better person.

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