Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Good Read

The smallest Bird Watcher has been off school for a few days (slightly scuppering the plans that Mrs BW and I had for my few days off, but never mind) with man flu. He is not the worlds greatest reader, preferring to be read to or to listen to audio tapes. Yesterday,he started one of the books* he got for his birthday as his PSP gave him a headache. When Mrs BW went into see how he was this morning and I heard her say "Munch why have you started the book from the back?" It turned out that he enjoyed the book so much that he stayed up reading into the early hours and has almost finished it. We were both really pleased. We won't force either of them to read but its thrilling when they do and get so much pleasure out of it.

The Book was Born to Run by Michael Morpago.


Malc said...

It's a fabulous moment, isn't it? I will be eternally grateful to JK Rowling for converting The Boy. He always has a book on the go now.

The Birdwatcher said...

Malc - Spot on. Not a fan of HP but I have the greatest respect for what JKR had done for reading amongst the young. (She has even encouraged Latin!) I think some of my happiest childhood memories are of reading.

fiwa said...

I loved to read as a child - always had my nose buried in a book. I never mind being alone as long as I have a book to keep me company, and it's saved me many an evening eating alone while traveling.

I love to give my favorite books to the kids in my family in the hopes of snaring one of them, but so far I don't think any of them has really caught the reading bug.

That's great news that the munch was wrapped up enough to read all night, that shows promise!

The Birdwatcher said...

Fiwa - I love going to bed early with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. Can't really beat it.

I, like the view said...

one of my/children's fave authors


The Birdwatcher said...

ILTV - He certainly has gone downa storm with the munch, so he must be good.