I've been so busy lately, and Janey has been in quick-nursing mode, that I haven't read much. But summer is the best time to catch up, and I have big plans. For all of us.
Isaac and I made a deal. Or actually I told him my plan and said this is what you are doing buddy. I am forcing him to read. I get so freaked out about this younger generation and how little they read-not school book reading, but fun, "I'm bored and there is nothing else to do" reading. It's easier to watch stupid videos on YouTube that rot your brain out then it is to get into a book. But books teach so much-and not just the classics-but just good books. So I am assigning a book a week and if he doesn't finish, I am holding all of his technology ransom until he is. He's already finished the first in 5 days and really liked it.
It's good-I read it awhile ago. It's sort of a crime/lawyer/bully/cyber novel, something I don't usually read but really enjoyed. Since the main character is a teen I thought it would help to reel him in and establish some trust in my "I promise you won't feel tortured" book choices.
I just finished this for the second time and it's next on his list. It's so quick and easy and full of hard-knock adventure.
Andrew is the same-I just can't keep up with him and we have to make some sort of list so I can get to the library quicker than he is finished with the next one. Right now he is reading Cold Cereal by Adam Rex. I reserved a few other Adam Rex novels for him in case he is interested.
And Janey loves her books...honestly they are her favorite things to play with. :)
I still have trouble getting my Matthew books he likes. So much science fiction/fantasty for this age and I think he needs some variety. I am going to comb through this plethora of suggestions again you all left me and see if we can get a big stack on his shelf for the summer.
(Here are some young teen girl book suggestions if you need some.)
One day I'd love to compile big book suggestion lists per age group on my blog for all of us moms who want our children reading...one day. Right now I just have to keep up with the laundry. Meanwhile I'll keep you posted as we find the great ones.
P.S. It's funny that there are so many comments on Gone Girl this morning, as I just started it last night, and read a few chapters and thought, "What the heck?" Yuck! That's a no-go, best-seller or not...instead I started a book called The Light Between Oceans and I'm loving it.