Monday, August 2, 2010

"Read When Possible"

"RWP"Son 1 announced when camping that this is his new motto:
RWP

Read When Possible
Fortunately, the concept has finally rubbed off on his younger brother, too.
Previously, although a big fan of bedtime stories, he wasn't keen to read himself.
But the discovery and purcahse of the Roman Mysteries (thanks, Serenata!)...
have made him quite as obsessive as his older brother!
So please don't think that my boys have been avid, regular readers for years...
it can come quite late, so don't despair if you have a non-reader or two!
Harry Potter and Twilight have caused the 'click' for many of my pupils,
and Lemony Snickett, Percy Jackson and the Roman Mysteries have finally done it for these two!
Now their dad has taken to reading them Terry Pratchett on holidays
but he's currently have to bid for bedtime story time, up against Son 2
who is determined to read the first Roman Mystery to the rest of the family!

13 comments:

Andi's English Attic said...

I used to love reading the Harry Potter books out loud to my two. The actress in me loved doing the voices for each character.
I agree that Harry P has done a lot to promote reading (especially in boys), but I would be wary of the latest Twilight book which apparently is quite graphic on their wedding night. This is quite a surprise as, by now, the author and publisher should be aware of the average age of their readers.
Thanks for telling us about the Roman Mysteries. I'll let my daughter have a read of them and see what she thinks. xx

bekimarie said...

What lovely photos!
I love to see children read and the funny thing is Jess has never been a reader untill last week when she decided she was going to take a book to bed.
I have fingers crossed that she continues with it.

B xxx

VintageVicki said...

My Son1 has always been a book-worm right from an early age - probably due to me reading to him from birth. Son2 was a reluctant reader until a year or so ago - now he's working his way through Son1's collection - just finished the Cherub series and now started on Artemis Fowl.

Serenata said...

Reading is great isn't it? DS1 used to read from an early age and loved his books, doesn't read much as a 19 year old, but perhaps he will come back to it when he is older. DS2 reads everything he can lay his hands on - I can't keep up with his reading!

Itch2stitch.com said...

I always read every day to my children when they were little. It is just so wonderful to see children reading. I used to love reading (still do!) as a child. I would love to snuggle up in bed with a good book. It is something precious which stays with you through life! Susie xxx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I have 4 new books upstairs waiting to be read and my daughter devours books for a pastime re-reading them over and over again.... my 4 year old loves being read books and we took a trip to the library last week... Jamies 4 books have all been read so we will be popping back this week to change them...

x Alex

Sherri B. said...

I always had bedtime stories read to me and so I automatically read to my children and now the same for their children...It is a joy to see our young ones read isn't it?

Lyn said...

It must of gone awful quiet lately in your house!
love
Lyn
xxx

Lola Nova said...

How wonderful to see the young ones reading. I have a feeling that Pony Girl will be a later reader. For now she struggles so just to recognize letters and it frustrates her but, I can see she really wants to learn so she can as she says, "be a super book reader!"

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Awwww...I love that 'suntanned' and 'summer hair' boy look!!!

Finn loves to read too which surprises me, his ADHD gets a rest whilst he is in 'The Zone.' Although his latest craze (roll-eyes)is reading VINTAGE(no less) Beano annuals. We hunt them down on car boot sales together! Jacob is just starting to get into Jeremy Strong and he loves listening to audio books whilst 'lego-ing' Multitasker eh?! xxxxx

Sarah said...

What lovely peaceful photos. I love the quite that you only get when people are reading. It's different to all other silences. Do you know what I mean? I also think the best thing about the HP books is that they are sooo long, meaning more quite times. Enjoy the peace.

Josie-Mary said...

How nice to see them reading :) x

Hannah VanderHart said...

Floss--this post made my day. In fact, I told my grandma about it when we were visiting today...she loved it! Readers are the way to go...what great motivation yours sons show! :)

And Terry Pratchett shows some of the best reading taste...and a great sense of humor! My husband introduced me to him. What a fantastic author.