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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Why do adults read children's books?

When I tell some people that I'm reading children's literature, they frown askance and say, But those are for CHILDREN!

  • I laugh and say, BUT who writes children's literature?
  • It's not possible to write good children's literature unless you also read it and keep up with the trends
  • Children's literature provides a comforting escape from the stressful demands of life.
  •  I'm making up for all those years when I was a very poor reader.
Why do YOU read children's literature?


  1. Hi Madeleine - can I turn the tables and be child reading adult books! I was a good reader, now I struggle to sit and read a book and if I do - my head doesn't come out for a long time.

    Enjoy - and I bet there's lots to learn from all those books too ... Happy Christmas and New Year in the meantime .. cheers Hilary

    1. Now I hadn't considered that but yes my mother was the same. Thanks Hilary.

  2. Now and then, if I'm a bit jaded, I like to return to the books that inspired me as a child. The Secret Garden, for instance, is a fabulous book, and no-one is ever to old to read it!

    Happy Christmas.

  3. I love children's books! I fall right into the stories. I am always surprised when people say they don't read books for kids. It is fun to read all kinds of stories. :)

  4. Actually, I don't read many kids' books. I think the last ones I read were the Narnia books right before the first movie came out.
    Happy New Year!

    1. I can understand, Alex, though i have to say How much you miss ;O)


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