I love books! I have had the love of books instilled in me from a young age. My parents are both avid readers, and so are both of my siblings. I am always wanting to find a book that just captures me and doesn’t let me go.
My hubster on the other hand is not an avid reader. It makes me sad, but it is his choice. It also makes me wonder what, if anything, could have been done by his teachers to help him learn to love reading. It makes me upset to know that some of the children I teach may never know how wonderful reading can truly be. I want to plant the love of books in their hearts and minds, but always wonder how to actually do that. I grew up loving to read, but if I child hates reading at a young age, is there something we can do to change that?
I just finished my 3rd book for January. (My resolution was to read at least 2 books a month). My first two books were non-fiction accounts of Holocaust survivors. They were very gripping and after reading them, I needed a break from the true-life, heart-wrenching stories. My dear friend and colleague just finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and highly recommended it. I was able to have our district librarian snag a copy for me from the junior high library. It took me less than 24 hours to start and finish this book. It was just that amazing. It is the first book of a trilogy and I am definitely looking forward to reading the other two books.
Here is a link with some information about the author and the three books if you are interested. They are young adult fiction, but I would recommend them to anyone who loves reading.
Have you read any good books lately?