The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
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This Week’s Question
Do you still enjoy reading children’s books? (Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
My answer to this is it depends on the age range of children’s books. I’ve read three (?) children’s books this year meant for the wide age range of elementary schoolers. The two that fell on the younger side were just ok for me. I loved the illustrations, but the ending for both felt quite abrupt. So I’m not sure if those two books happened to have abrupt endings, or if books for younger kids are meant to end that way. So while I like the illustrations, I haven’t been as thrilled with the storytelling itself, even with my expectations adjusted.
Over the past year I’ve read a couple of books that fall between late elementary and middle school age range. I enjoyed those a lot more, which probably isn’t a big surprise since I’m not a wee kid. While I don’t typically reach for books meant for 8-12-year-old kids, I don’t mind reading one here and there.