Friday, May 20, 2011

Books..... Don't you just LOVE them!!!!!

I just LOVE books! I am on a reading marathon right now. I am soaking in as many tips, ideas ect. on a number of different topics and am loving it!!!!
It makes me sad that Kelly has never found the joy of what a book can give you.... She has never just let herself get immersed into a book and let it take her away : (
Both her & my son are non readers, my son says he has never read a book all the way through. He had a small glimmer of hope when his 5th grade teacher started reading the Harry Potter book to them, he seemed pretty caught up in that book and I thought it would spur him to read more but no.
I stand back and see many areas I could have helped encouraged them to read more, One thing is I should have read to them more then I did when they were very young! They spent wayyyyy to much time watching what I thought were educational tv shows. I think that is one reason both of them would much rather have a book read to them then read it themselves - they both are visual learners maybe because of so much tv watching.....
In my travels of my new "Green Life" (See My Other Blog), I ran into a books that looks like a must read for me:
"Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv, Has anyone read it yet? I'd love to hear your opinions on it.
Touching back on books....
I told you about my library starting a new anti theft system and they weren't allowed to ship books to my local branch any more which had me sooo upset, WELL by stating that my branch is my pick-up location they have to send the books over for me I just have to request and wait a few extra days which is no problem Yea Hoooooo!
Of course alot of the books I am now interested in reading my library does not have so I have had to resort to inter-library loan books which cost me $2.00 a book (ouch!) but it is still cheaper them buying right.....
Have a great day!!!!!


Phyllis said...

If it makes you feel any better, none of my kids are big readers and we read to them from day one, and they watch very little TV. It really surprised us since Steven and I both LOVE books.

Fatcat said...

I hate that you have to pay for interlibrary loans! That's not fair!

Why don't you and your daughter start listening to audio books togehter, maybe in the car or while cleaning or working on projects? That's one of the things we do.