A Family Whose Life Has Been Dominated By Books

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If you love to read and you consider yourself a bookworm, then “thebookfamilyrogerson” on Instagram is the perfect account to follow.

This family of three, mom Mel, dad Al and 5-year-old Martha share all their bookish adventures on their blog and Instagram on a very creative way. This little family is based on the edge of Peak District, England, and their true passion are books; they review them, they write about literary travels and bookshops. They are now building their own library, and their collection counts more than 2000 books.

If you want to join their search for amazing new reads keep on scrolling.

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We feel as if we've been going around in circles this month – working like crazy but not really getting very far so decided we needed some time out. 🏖️ After hanging out in our bookish jacuzzi with a pile of books we're beginning to feel energised again. Martha's finishing James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and I'm about to start Cressida Cowell's The Wizards of Once. Al's at the bar with a copy of Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C.Clarke 🍹Next we'll have pancakes and all will be well with the world. . How do you kickstart your motivation when things don't seem to be moving forwards? #whpcircles . (And yes – this is probably the craziest photo we've made so far! 😂) . . . #bookstagramer #ourbookishadventures #mycreativesummer_inthewater #scenefromtheceiling #bookphotography #flatoutmotherhood #bookbath #jacuzzitub #bookfamily #artyaugust #mybookfeatures #bookcommunity #restoring #bookaddict #bookishlife #booknookstagram

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We all enjoy a bit of art in our house – both admiring it and making it. In fact it's probably Martha's favourite pastime so we were very chuffed when @laurencekingpub sent us The Painting-In Book by Anna Rumsby. 🎨 It has 30 different activity sheets where kids (and adults) can try out different painting techniques. We had fun splattering toothbrushes & making handprints – perfect timing for making it through these last few drizzly days of the summer holidays 🌈 🎨 A nod to @places_and_books for his #artyaugust tag. Also thanks to the @theironbridgebookshop & @foxedquarterly for the quality bookmark 'paint'! . . . #bookstagram #thepaintinginbook #annarumsby #bookphotography #kidsbookstagram #activitybooks #childrensbooks #myeverydaymagic #whpcolorpalette #ourwhimsicaldays #bookishgirl #scenefromtheceiling #creativemamas #bookstagramer #gifted

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Martha to the rescue!!! She's now determined to save the planet after reading How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear by @_jess_french & @angelakeoghan 🌍 This beautifully illustrated guide introduces the reader to thirteen different habitats – from gardens to mountains – then gives them practical advice about how to protect each one. 🌎 Since she's owned this book Martha has become much more aware about the things she can do to help wildlife – quitting plastic straws, using less water and switching lights off. She also wanted to make a video about some of the environmentally-friendly things we do in our garden which I've posted on #IGTV. 🌏 We were sent this copy in exchange for a review and honestly I've been astonished by the impact it's had on Martha. Published by @nosycrow & @nationaltrust – it's one that every family should own. . . . #bookstagram #howtohelpahedgehog #jessfrench #angelakeoghan #picturebook #savetheplanet #kidsbookstagram #bookphotography #ourbookishadventures #bookishgirl #scenefromtheceiling #superheroines #sustainablelifestyle #helptheplanet

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July was a slow reading month for me. The heat cooked my brain and there were too many other distractions – a business to set up, a little girl to look after, photos to take. Before the summer ends I plan to find a quiet spot to get fully immersed in a good book and take my mind off all the other projects in my life. What would be your perfect hideaway? . (I'm reading Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell in this photo.) . . . #bookstagram #rooftoppers #katherinerundell #ontheroofs #mybookishfeatures #artyaugust #hideaway #nightreading #bookphotography #booknookstagram #ourbookishadventures #starshine #mysecretplace #hiddenaway #ourplayfulstyle #ourwhimsicaldays #everydaymagic #bookstagramer

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