A couple of weeks ago I took the boys to a used book sale at a local church. They had thousands of books that had been donated and were selling them to benefit their children's programs. Prices were perfect - 25 cents per paperback, and if you bought 4 you got one free. I gave each of my boys a bag to stash books and told them to go find whatever they wanted.
The twins headed straight to the well-stocked kid section and started going through books. They found all sorts of fun titles like "How to Do Your Homework without Throwing Up" and "Mom, There's a Pig in My Bed!". Pierce went there and looked through, but was disappointed he didn't find any books in the Maximum Ride series, which he has been reading for the past six months. He came over to where I was looking through books and said, "Mom, there's no good books here. I can't find any books in the Maximum Ride series." I looked up at the room stuffed with thousands of books and said, "Pierce, there are so many books here. You have to give them a chance. Look at the backs of the books and read what they are about. You can't tell me out of all these books you can't find a single one you'd like." There was an elderly gentleman next to me during this whole exchange. Pierce scampered off.
Five minutes later, he came running back, "Mom! Mom! I found the perfect book! It's just what I wanted!"
This is the book he had:
The elderly gentleman next to me couldn't help chuckling a bit as he saw the book that was causing my nine year old such glee.
And now the Electrical Wiring book has a proud spot on Pierce's bedroom bookshelf. I'm not sure what he's planning to wire, but I sure hope he runs it by me first...