Monday, March 7, 2011
I have loved books and reading and all things to do with them since I was able to talk. My dad used to let me go to the library weekly and pick out new books. I thought library cards were made out of gold, and when I could finally get one of my own I had finally arrived. Every time I finished a new book, he would drive me over to Walden Books and let me pick out a new one (I was usually knee deep in a vampire series). Books make me tick, always have. I get lost in them, in the imaginary world. And this was a great reminder that I have always been this way. I wanted to give my brother a gift -- my eight year old brother -- whom, to this day, (no offense sweet brother of mine) does NOT enjoy reading. I'm sure he was thrilled when he received this!
I hope this is something I can share with Vivienne as she grows. She has already shown such an interest in books and I try to foster this in her as much as I can. She will sit with me for a good 45 minutes reading books, sometimes several times a day, and I just cherish that time with her. I can't wait until she's older and I get to read some young adult literature along side her.
Sorry if this post has become WAY too English Literature major bore. I can't help it! Which leads me to introduce the newest idea I have for this blog (which is so ever changing). I am going to start having a little book review of the books that Vivi and I seem to enjoy the most, along with the ones we don't! I can't promise it will be frequent, but I will try to be consistent (right now we are enjoying We're Going on a Bear Hunt). Vivi has shelves and shelves of books so it won't be hard to slip a few in here and there. I'll keep you posted...