Leaving our little neighborhood library yesterday afternoon and mastering the walking while reading thing.
It seems like yesterday I was beotching about Miss C’s penchant for horror theme chapter books with freaking rabid hamsters (see also freaky rabid hamsters…eh same difference) depicted on the cover. Well, it was last month.
Suddenly a light bulb has gone off in her lovely little blonde head. Suddenly she is reading chapter books like NOBODY’S BIDNESS and for the most part she is branching out from her love of horror theme chapter books with rabid hamsters depicted on the cover. Oh happy day mama’s gonna fill up the Amazon wish list with every chapter book series her sweet child devours.
On Wednesday after school we made a quick pit stop at the grocery store. Miss C had a new book from the school library and read the entire drive home from school to store and back again and, get this, did not put the book down when we got out of the car but read her book the entire time we grocery shopped, gripping my arm occasionally like a teetery old woman who needed steadying while I tried to remember what I was forgetting, speaking of old woman (oh MILK….that’s right…duh).
Jumping on the coattails of this bibliophile mania, I took both girls to our local library after school yesterday. They each chose five and I chose two. As a side note, you know you are a nerd if you use your iPhone to reference your friend’s blog to see what the heck she is reading because you can barely remember what day it is, much less the names of any books you’ve been wanting to read (see also old woman brain mention in previous paragraph.)
Miss C read more than 100 pages of her latest Geronimo Stilton book from the local library just last night, a mouse newspaper mogul who is apparently like the Indiana Jones of rodents, and we were gone from 5 to 7:30 for dinner at a fancy restaurant (Sonic) and a cultural event (2nd grade school play in which all the kids dressed up like super heroes.)
I think we’ve caught a book worm.
What chapter books do your kids like? Miss C is also into Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Fairy Realm, and Candy Fairies, which I reviewed recently.
Disclosure: I have linked to my Amazon affiliate account in this post, which I joke about because I think I’ve made 82 cents from it in the past year.