I am a reader. Not just a reader, but a lover of reading. I love books. I love becoming engrossed in a story so much that you can't put the book down. I love reading to learn. A bookstore is a delight to me.
I wanted to pass that love on to my children. See, I have had the joy of teaching each of my children to read. Some came to it quite easily and others struggled. I love that moment when I would hear, "Could I just finish this chapter, Mom?"
One of my strugglers, my darling Sarah, is a lively, passionate lover of storytelling and writing. She couldn't wait to read and yet she struggled. Oh, the agony! For this girl loves to do everything that delights her, perfectly!
Over the last two years, it clicked for her and she has taken off!
She loves to read aloud to herself, and I enjoy hearing her delightful accents and phrasing!
This was the other evening as she finished Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis.
She is now reading The Hobbit.
She is 10.
It is such a joy to me to have had the privilege of opening the doors to a world of learning!
“The greatest gift is a passion for reading.”
- Elizabeth Hardwick
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
- Emilie Buchwald
“A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.”
- Martin Tupper
“Choose an author as you choose a friend.”
- Sir Christopher Wren