5 Books I Will Always Read Even In Adulthood

Reading has always been a huge passion of mine. As soon as the smooth cover of a book is in my hands, I get whisked away into whatever world is unfolding within the pages before me. Getting lost in a book was also my way of coping with the traumatic childhood I was living. There are many series that I became engrossed with during this turbulent time in my life. They were my escape--each character became a friend and each story became my own. Percy Jackson Another amazing series of Good vs. Evil. Percy Jackson, the main character was very…

10 Unicorn Novels That Adults and Children Will Love

In the past couple of years, unicorns have grown in popularity as a trend in beauty products, on school supplies, clothing, and jewelry. Some of this may have started with the revamp of the My Little Ponies toys and TV show in the early 2000s. Before unicorns became associated with glitter and beauty products, the symbolism of the unicorn was associated with purity, femininity, morality and divine power. Growing up, I was fascinated with unicorn lore and stories and read any books I could find from the local library. Now, as an adult, I still collect and look for unicorn…

Review of Perfect Nanny

Introduction Have you ever peeked at the last chapter of a book you were reading to try to find out what happens at the end? I have. But in the international bestselling novel, The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani, the end is the beginning. The first four words are “the baby is dead”. You go in knowing what the outcome is. So why keep reading? It’s simple, this sentence intrigues, excites, saddens and disgusts all at once. We want to know what type of monster could murder a child. So it was for me when I happened to see The…

5 Prolific Japanese Authors Who Brought Japanese Culture to the USA

Have you ever been interested in another country’s literature? For me, world literature has been an intriguing subject ever since I studied European classics in college.  The world literature class I took gave just a small taste of what was available by ‘classical’ authors from different countries. Growing up, I was always drawn to the Japanese culture through my hobbies of watching anime and reading manga. As an adult, my interest matured into wanting to explore the country’s literature, and I began to discover different Japanese authors whose works have been translated into English. This list is not conclusive, and…

The 10 Best Equestrian Book for Families.

As a child, I fell in love with both horses and reading. Even as I grew older, I would still look for books about horses, even those meant for kids and middle-grade readers. Actually, the novels targeted at middle-grade readers are some of my favorites to read even now as an adult! The popularity of horse stories is evident by the continued publication of many of these beloved titles! Your children will enjoy these novels if you are looking for a new book to read to them. Graphic Credit: Mica Photo Credit: Kayla 1. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Black…

Gift Guide for Kids

Let’s face it. Kids can be challenging to buy for, but today you are in luck! The Quiet Nonsense team has put our heads together and put together this wonderful gift guide for you! We have quite a few nannies and moms on the team, so we know exactly what your kids want! Books   Books are one of the best gift ideas to help kids develop their reading capabilities and enjoy it. While there are a great many books to choose from, we here at Quiet Nonsense feel you can never go wrong with Roald Dahl books.   I…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Guys! In two short days it will finally be December and do you know what December means? Christmas! I love the Holiday Season altogether (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year), but I have to be honest and say that the December holidays are my very favorite.   This time of year is the best because it’s usually when families come together to engage in fun holiday activities and to just be together for the sake of being together. All of the fun things that come with Christmas only happen once a year, so I always try to make the most…

Top 5 Favorite Children’s Books

Hey everyone! As the temperature drops this Fall, so does the amount of time your NK’s (nanny kids) can spend outside.   Finding fun activities to keep everyone busy during the coldest time of the year can be stressful, but I personally think the Fall is a great time to read, read, and read some more to your kiddos!   My NK, Jack, is about 19 months (a little over a year and a half) and he loves books, so I thought it may be helpful to share my top 5 favorite children’s books with all you nannies out there…

13 Creeptastic Books to read

Halloween very well may be an introvert’s worst nightmare! All of those strangers coming to your door and demanding candy and social interaction...no thanks.   Luckily there’s still a way for you to be festive even if you don’t want to hand out candy or go to a party! I think it would be totally acceptable if you stayed in and read a creepy book instead, so I’ve compiled a list of 13 creeptastic books to read while you avoid trick or treaters!   Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Festively titled, Mary Shelley takes us to Frankenstein’s mansion in Europe. No,…

The Ultimate Guide for “Harry Potter” Fans

Hey everyone! It’s finally October!!!! Do you remember being a kid and seeing commercials for the Harry Potter marathons that were going to be on in October for Halloween? I know I do!   Harry Potter is such a great series, expertly written by J.K. Rowling and I was even a super fan at one point. So, in the spirit of Halloween. Here’s an ultimate guide for Harry Potter fans!   Back to the Basics J.K. Rowling wrote seven Harry Potter books that make up the classic series. Since then, there’s been a play released in book form, The Cursed…