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Kids Books That Adults Will Love Reading

I love reading, so I like to read to my kids too. Yes, they like sesame street and Thomas the tank engine. I am not talking about liking those babyish books but kids (8-teens) books that you will love reading as an adult. Here I show you and you’ll agree with me.

Out of many passions of mine, one of the strong love I have is for reading. I love classics, new best sellers, fiction and non fiction types of books to keeplearning and be entertained at the same time. Over 2600 words to share my passion on reading, that too kid’s books but I am sure you will find something fun and educational in the process! Check out great classic books to read, and benefits of reading posts.

I loved reading Tintin comics when I was younger, but I recently picked up and read it again much to my amazement, I still enjoyed it and saw a few things that I had not noticed when I was teen such as;

  • Tintin comics books are all 62 pages, all 23 published ones. How amazing is to have story 62 pages long no matter which subject they chose? It somehow always looked natural.
  • Tintin was ahead of times, have moon landing in “Explorers on the Moon”, was written and published in 1954, much before real moon landing ever happened in 1969 first time. There are a few inaccuracy, but amazing thing is there many more accuracy in the comics (fictional and for kids) such as shape of rocket,rocket has two propulsion systems including neclear powered engine, imagination of how moon land and surface will look (no one had seen it in 1950s), water and knowledge of astronomy is very much close to what we know now. This is just one example, this was true for other comics subject as well.
  • Tintin travels around the world and many adventures in well known and some not so known places! Pretty cool thing in 1950s when people probably did not get much chance to travel and see the world.
  • Tintin might be young, but he is brave, smart and resourceful, almost like Indiana Jones but more realistic.
  • Dianasari (Dina) informs that Tintin is the first comic character that has been honored by Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader honored Tintin and Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the same time (2006) according to this Source.
  • Tintin series have been made in to cartoon dvd, and maybe live action movie in US is soon to be released.

If you have never read Tintin comics, pick one up from your friend’s place, library, bookstore or amazon and read it. (Amzn.)

if you have not read tintin you should, and there is now movie is coming up soon to be released in theater which is directed by almighty Steven Spielberg. Looking forward to it.

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Best Holiday Movies To Watch

Christmas Tradition for many people is watch some classical Holiday movies, sing carols and eat lot of unhealthy but yummy food. Yes, I and my family do that all of it. Horribly singing and yes, I am usually trying to lose weight that I have gained until next August but that is for another day. Here we talk about my favorite holiday movies, for family, kids and men, (yes men too).

I am sure many of you celebrating Christmas or any holidays have some type of tradition to share with family and friends. These beautiful traditions are wonderful as they pass from generation to generation and hold family like a glue.

I love watching “It is a Wonderful Life” Movie by James Stewart and Donna Reed anytime but during Christmas time it is a perfect for making a tradition.. It is such a uplifting movie that brings more holiday cheer and positive feelings around.

That got me thinking what other Christmas movies are great to watch and thought of sharing some of my favorite movies here. Here are my pick of top great movies to watch together for Christmas Season in random order: Hope you enjoy it.

Top Christmas Movies to Watch With Family (Everyone)

1. Miracle on 34th Street

This black and white movie came out in 1947 and it is one of my favorite. It is simple story of Santa Claus us trying to prove that he is “Real” in court case. It has romance and also little girl played by Natalie Wood, who believes in Santa Claus so much. The actor Edmund Gwenn, who played Santa Claus did amazing job of looking and acting like Santa Claus would have.

The new color version of this movie was made a while ago, while it is great, I still like the original black and white movie and I am sure you will too.

2. It is a Wonderful Life

It is Wonderful Movie !

As I said, this is our tradition movie that we watch every year, This is not second best Christmas movie, it is just that list is random. I love James Stewart in every movie, even where he played villain in one of the thin man movie. This movie is in our movie gem collection and never loaned to people, as I have lost one copy already, I am that much in love with this movie and it brings so much hope and inspiration when I am feeling down.

if you ever wished or thought, what if you were not born, life would be better for those around you? Most likely not. George Baily is tired of life’s hardship and money problem, as he is about to commit suicide on Christmas eve, his guardian angel make him see how important his life truly is. You can watch on DVD or instantly on you tube or here.

I have more, you can read it here.: Best uplifting holidays movies to watch for everyone

Classic Books Everyone Should Read

I think everyone should read, why? There are so many benefits of reading and it can be fun. There are some books which are quite popular right now, such as twilight books series, before that was Harry Potter book series, or it could be old classic book such as Pride and Prejudice. There is a book for every taste.

Some of the benefits of reading:

  1. You can learn something new talent: Ie. How to book, such as cookbook, or repair book, or craft book, how to stitch or sew.
  2. You can improve your mind : When you read a book, you can think about different situation and think creatively about it
  3. You can improve your speech: When you read books written by great writers, you learn many words and your vocabulary surely improves.
  4. Your writing improves: If your speech improved, it is obvious that it will show up in your writings that you do and it is a good thing.
  5. You can travel to different places from your couch, such as olden time, future, and other foreign locals where you might have not yet traveled.

There are books are every levels and every taste available, so you can pick one or two now and read when you get a chance.


35 Great Classics

Imagine you can give a gift of knowledge that keeps giving! I think, books are such a gift, a knowledge which we can learn from, find success and be a better person.Let us look at some of the books for every one in your list.

1. Harry Potter’s Series: JK Rowling

2. Lord of the Rings Trilogy: JRR Tolkien

3. Pride of Prejudice – Jane Austen

4. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

5. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

6. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

7. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

8. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

9. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

10. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

11. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

13. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

14. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

15. Animal Farm – George Orwell

16. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

17. Persuasion – Jane Austen

18. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis

19. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

20. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

21. Emma – Jane Austen

22. Ask Jeeves – PG Wodehouse

23. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

24. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

25. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

26. Moby Dick – Herman Melville

27. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

28. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

29. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

30. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

31. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

32. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

33. Dracula – Bram Stoker

34. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

35. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

What Great Classics do you like?

I know there are far more great classic novels are out there that we all love. I wanted to start with 35 of my favorite out many. Which classic books and fictions do you like to read?

There are few places that also share their favorite classic books:

Great Classics that everyone should read once!

How Many Books from This Classic Section Have you read? You can check it out these books from your Amazon, or your local library!