Thursday, August 23, 2007
Booking Through Thursday
When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)
As this very old brain remembers I rarely remember my family reading (I do remember finding Playboys in my parents' bedroom --- which I avidly read at that time!) I prefer to remember the memories from my children's childhood. All three would only sleep if their father read to them. Our daughter preferred sleeping in her brothers' room until she was maybe eight or nine years old to listen to Patrick read books like "Below the Root" or "The Sword of Shanara". Very very good memories here! And I would be able to let go of the day, clean up the dishes, and then occasionally I would be waiting with a beer or a margarita for him when he finished reading! The payoff is all of our kiddos enjoy reading as adults. Jim Trelease will say this is because their father read to them, however I like to think it was because we never restricted anything they read.