It's no secret I love to read! I've read almost 30 books so far this year. Now as any reader knows, what makes books even greater is sharing the story with a friend. When the girls were born I couldn't wait until they were old enough to read all the books I fell in love with when I was a little girl. Books by Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, and Laura Ingalls.
As Abby got older and her struggles with reading became apparent reading was about the last thing on the planet she wanted to spend any extra time doing. She was not a girl who was interested in reading for fun. She took part in an intense reading program at her school and really overcame a lot of her struggles, but still had no real interest in reading as a recreational activity.
Then Blockbuster closed and downloading movies was not an option for us and then I got a kobo which led to a library card. This summer we've been making weekly trips to the library to pick out dvds and books. As the summer has progressed I've noticed Abby disappearing with her book more and more. I'll find her curled up on the couch or laying across her bed, nosed buried in her book. She's been reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, which she's enjoyed. I haven't read the books, but I've seen two of the movies and liked them.
This week at the library Abby picked out Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume. I was so excited. One of my very favourite authors when I was Abby's age. She's loving the book so far and has asked me to put a hold on another fudge book. I am loving having the opportunity to enjoy my favourite books again through her, but more than that I am thrilled she's becoming a reader.
What were your favourite childhood books?