It's no secret that Fabio and I are big readers. We have tried to pass along our love of books and reading to the Children, with mixed results.
My oldest daughter reads, Mr 18 reads, two of the other boys read NON-fiction only. The Princess adores stories with princesses, kittens, rainbows and bunnies, and steals my Kindle frequently.
But Mr 10. Oh, Mr 10.
I've tried for years to get him interested. I tried to entice him with Roald Dahl and Harry Potter and Cairo Jim and the Deltora Quest books. (All of them.)
He would politely read a bit of a book for a while and then forget about it.
Until. He saw the movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, and realised we had a couple of PJ books lying around, and he read 3/4 through the 2nd book, before begging me to PLEASE get the first one.
Luckily, my favourite bookstore had it, and he started reading it as soon as he got home from school, and we have to take it off him at night or he won't go to sleep.
This morning, when I got up, I found him propped up in bed, deep in his book.
I love it that he is so loving the books.
(except for the part where I get the endless plot recountings, though even that is bearable when I remind myself that HE! is READING!)
I just hope he finds a new bookish love when he gets through all the Percy Jackson books. Fingers crossed.
What about you? love books? ever pulled an all-nighter with a Good Book that you couldn't put down?