Monday, July 22, 2013

Finally

I always had my nose buried in a book as a kid.  There were days I spent the entire day reading, only to walk down to dinner in a daze, my mind in an entirely different world.

Pierce was an early reader, and it is one of his strengths, but he never loved it the way I did.  I kind of thought he never would.  But this summer?  Well, he discovered the Ready Freddy books.  And now, it's not surprising at all to see him like this...
I'm so excited to see him discovering the love of books!  He has so many reading delights in store.

Readers, did you love to read as a kid? 

36 comments:

Kerri Farley said...

I sure Did! and still do!
And glad your boy is liking it too :)

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa that is the best thing that can happen in a child's life my girls and myself are book worms:) Way to go Pierce. B

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I read a lot as a child but once into my 30's it fell along the wayside. I began to notice I would lose concentration and simply gave it up. Then in my 40's I found that the computer was my true love and that habit just all but made the reading of books disappear in my life. *sigh* With children I think it's something they need to do on a regular basis, and having that book in the hands rather than reading words on a computer screen is key to learning to love books.

Melanie said...

I am excited for him! Yes, he has so much in store for him. He can travel back in time, around the world, outer space or anywhere the author takes him! The possibilities are endless!
I was like this as a child, I remembber my Daddy telling me that I would not sit at the supper table and read a book! I read many books sitting in the tree house too. I was happy when we went to the library. Must have been the only child that begged to go to the library and planned every trip in detail. I am the nerd that got excited when our Lit. teacher gave us the reading list for the year becuase there might be something that I hadn't read yet.

Terri said...

More so now than when I was little. I can imagine how much this delights your heart...I think it develops a child's imagination.

andy said...

No unfortunatly I did not read much ! I think my youngest may take the love of books , my wife reads constantly ! Have a great day

Michaela said...

I was quite a reader, as a kid.. nowadays it's on and off.. and right now it's "on", a new series of police/crime stuff.

My Journey With Candida said...

I didn't read much as a kid but I made up for it as an adult.

I think it is so important for kids to read... Good for Pierce.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I can't wait for JDaniel to start reading books.

Out on the prairie said...

Having him become friends with the librarian can be a plus to get him interested in more. This was someone who was always my friend, leading me to spend lots of time reading. I later served on 2 library boards, and even taught reading for a bit.

Lynn said...

Great for Pierce-+ yes I kind of lived in books too, as an only child books provided me with an entire world of friends~

Sharon Wagner said...

I was a "Little House on the Prairie" girl. The good old days.

TexWisGirl said...

yay! :)

The Incredible Woody said...

I've always loved to read. Best summer of my childhood was spent with the entire Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series! :)

Blackberry Lane said...

Sweet photo. Yes, I loved to read, also.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Every time a kid discovers the joy of reading, an angel gets its wings;)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This is so exciting! I can understand how this makes you so happy. I was a bookworm as a child and I still am. I spent many an hour stretched out on my bed, reading. I'm grateful that my parents were supportive of my reading and I was taken to the library quite often.

Mary said...

Yes! Loved it! And this is a wonderful photo of him.

Nancy said...

Weekly Reader books were my favorite at his age. :)

Jill said...

Such a sweet picture. I believe the best thing a parent can do for their child is to instill the love of reading. Good for you.

A Quiet Corner said...

AWESOME! I can only hope the other grands do this but at this stage, it looks very doubtful for some...:(! JP

Emily Sovich said...

Oh, I love this! There's something magical about the first book that really draws you in. Happy reading!

Kev Alviti said...

I loved to read as a kid and still do. My 18 month old little girl is obsessed with books already. It's not unusual for her to bring you 20 books in a day and expect you to read them to her. I love it!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I lived in books. At least that's how I felt. I was afraid for my sons when they were young until they discovered a mystery series that interested them. I will check out Ready Freddy for my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

it's so important lisa, and wonderful that he's enjoying it!!

with some kids, especially boys, it's a struggle!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sadly I was never much into books, my parents were not readers at all. I did read to my children but not like I wish I had. I do enjoy reading now but really need to set more time aside for it!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That is so cute! I guess you just have to find the right book to get them interested in reading.

alissa apel said...

That's great!

I loved to be read to, but I had a hard time letting go of picture books. To this day that section of the bookstore calls my name. I just had a hard time letting go of the pictures inside.

Mica loves to read! I'm hoping Isaak does to! That will make trips nice a calm.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

ohh book reading is wonderful!!!
yippy- a whole new world to discover!
love
tweedles

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

I'd get in trouble reading in class. Oops. Love pics of kids reading. My little one has Moo Baa La La La in my lap now. :)

Loretta Thomas said...

Loved reading, and my children were early readers too! Isn't it remarkable how they seem to absorb themselves into a book! Pierce reminds me of Chris when he was this age. Thanks for stopping by to visit...we really appreciate it!
Hugs & Purrs,
Loretta

Ginny said...

Awesome! I don't know these books, but they must be very engaging.

Betsy Adams said...

That is neat, Lisa. I know you are happy that he loves it like you did/do.... That's so important for kids..

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

It's wonderful to see any child reading! My son loved the Magic Tree House books.:)

Linda said...

Such a cute picture! I read a lot as a child... would come home from the library with six books at a time.

The Little Acre that Could said...

It is such an exciting moment when a child finds his reading niche! My youngest wasn't a reader, but when we started collecting the Harry Potter series she was hooked on reading. I think the fantasy genre is still her favourite at 24! :-)

Way to go, Peirce!