Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good book!

What was my favorite Christmas present this year? It wasn't a present at all but a moment, one I hope is followed by many more moments like it:
My non-reader husband lying in bed, reading a book

Thank you Carrie Harris for being my husband's gateway back into the world of reading. When you read a passage of Bad Hair Day at your book launch party the humor and expression of that passage piqued his curiosity and made him want to read your books. What it usually takes me a few months with most students has taken me over five years with my husband. I am determined to find him more books just like Bad Taste in Boys and Bad Hair Day - funny, campy, and science-y. That is apparently just what he needs.

He has been telling me for years that he's a slow reader and that's why he doesn't like to read, yet when he picked this book up, it took him less than a week to finish. After recently reading Penny Kittle's Book Love, I used the argument that he's only a slow reader because he's never tried to read to build stamina. Hopefully this picture I took today is a sign that the conversations I have with my students about reading are finally starting to work on my husband. ;)

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all found some good books under your tree and that the non-readers in your life found some books they love too!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a wonderful Christmas moment :) I love it any time a non-reader picks up a book!