What Nanny Read
Poor nanny really lost her reading mojo this year. The pandemic and initial lockdowns all started while she and the Kentishbookboy's grandad were enjoying a holiday in Australia and the very stressful end to that, and the libraries being closed, really impacted on reading.
It didn't help that with visiting from family also limited there were less physical copies of books to share around.
All of this allowing Nanny J still ticked off the following books from the bingo sheet:
A book set pre 1950: The Habit of Murder
A non-fiction book: The Private Life of the Hare
A book recommended by a friend: Secrets of Santorini
A book with animals as the main characters: The Umbrella Mouse
A Book chosen by Norfolkbookworm: The Night of the Flood*
A book from the school list: Clockwork
A Book set in another country: Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue
Free choice: The Uncommon Reader
I am sure that Nanny J has read more than this in total but in a year as crazy as 2020 managing one book from each row seems an achievement to me! It also shows how good books written for children can be as all of us really recommend the Umbrella Mouse books.
*The eagle-eyed reader will notice that I (Norfolkbookworm) picked this as the book that nanny recommended to me - this can be explained in that Nanny J heard people talking about this and pointed it out to me, I then bought it, read it and afterwards passed it on as one to definitely bump to the top of the pile!