I’m a book nerd. I always, always have 3-4 books going at any given time and I simply cannot fall to sleep at night without reading a few words in bed. You know that kid that “ruined her eyesight” because she read with a flashlight under the covers until midnight when she was 7 years old? That was me.
20/650 eyesight these days, baby.
I devoured books, reading several levels above my age. When I was 8, the local news interviewed me when they found me curled up on my own in a bookstore while my mother grocery shopped next door (remember when that wasn’t frowned upon in the ’80s?). They asked me on camera whether I would rather have a toy or a new book & I said without hesitation, “A book.” I bought a copy of The Little Mermaid that day. Then I joined Battle of the Books throughout middle school, where I read roughly 200 books per school year on top of my class reading requirements. I read in college even when I was sick of textbooks. I have four bookcases stacked to the brim with my favorites, including three separate copies of Gone With the Wind (one happens to be a first-year-in-printing edition).
Being a book nerd doesn’t mean I have to wear a pocket protector, right? Gosh, I hope not.
I’ve worked hard to cultivate the same love of books for Harrison, reading to him from the moment we came home from the hospital. We read every night when we tuck him into bed and when he’s at my parents house, his favorite activity is reading in the recliner with his grandaddy. Last night, he curled up in my lap before dinner and we read seven books in a row without pause; it makes my heart so happy!
I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new book suggestions for him and figure it wouldn’t hurt to toss out a few of my own. Here are his current favorite books:
Any suggestions to pass on?
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