I’ve tried to instill that same love of reading in my girls.
The oldest was a complete success — her first word was book, she carries books in her purse, and we often read the same novels. The younger two are a bit more of a challenge, but I’m working on it this summer with the library program.
It helps that they’re immersed in books. We have bookshelves in every room of the house — yes, even the bathroom. I have the books sorted, a bit, for each room — short, bathroom reads go, well, in the bathroom. Books I don’t mind people knowing I read go in the living room. Cookbooks in the kitchen. Top secret, trashy novels in the bedroom. Current reads by my bedside.
It’s a delicate system, but it works for us. Sort of. The hubby recently had to reorganize his books to make more room for mine, because they were kind of leaking into the rest of the living. And the bedroom. And the car. He believes this means it’s time to purge my books. I believe it just means we need to find more places to store them.
Here are a few great ways to work books into any room:
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