Well...not reading exactly, but I am trying to find my way back to books. Once upon a time I used to be a very avid reader...but, well, you know. There was no space for reading for pleasure while I was immersed in early childhood education books, opening my preschool, raising children. I've missed it. And now I think I've found an answer to having the time. I'm kind of a technology dinosaur but knew if I could use audio books on my daily walks around the lake, I would be able to squeeze in exercise AND reading. Happily I discovered my public library allows me to download an audiobook to my smartphone. They don't call them smart for nothing. Now, twice the motivation to get out walking.
On another note...my nine-year-old came home from school with The Hunger Games in his backpack. The Hunger Games? All I had heard was that it is meant for older children...the content too mature for nine. With all the controversy surrounding the book, I'm surprised he was allowed to check it out of his school library at all.
I took advantage of another unexpected day home from school today (due to freezing temperatures) to read it. It is a good read. I cried a little, which worried my son "Is it that bad, Mom?". It's just so so sad, I told him. And it is. I think he better wait a few years. Any thoughts?