In and amongst this, Lyddie has discovered books with chapters, so we've been reading this and also Beatrix Potters and a book about dinosaurs. She's also into AA Milne poetry, as am I, so one way or another I seem to be reading all day long!
I'm not complaining - except maybe about the sore throat - because she's my 4th child and the first one to be quite so bookish. Ali is bookish but independently-so: he would never condescend to be read to, but Lyddie is easily as bookish as I ever was, which is a great pleasure. Of course, all five children are great pleasures in their individual ways - but I love sharing a passion for reading with Lyddie. I kept a lot of my old childhood books and lamented as one child after another grew up without wanting to look at more than a few of them, so Beatrix Potter and Enid Blyton and even old AA Milne all started gathering dust. But now they're being dusted off :-)
Still no Deathly Hallows here yet. I'm waiting until these responses are in before I hunt one of those down. And then there's yet more reading to do. Six researchers. Twenty families. £50,000. Paula at Aspie Home Ed has asked a very interesting question about this research. I'm looking forward to the reply too, if it comes.