Saturday, 3 January 2009

If you can keep your head...


JB loves reading, no I really mean it, he LOVES to read. In fact I would go as far as to say it is a slight addiction of his; he will read absolutely anything.
I taught him to read at an early age, using magnetic letters on the fridge and from then our literary monster was born! We have been told at Parents Evenings (and teachers have been very apologetic for telling us) that he reads too much! I think the problem was that he read at the wrong times; he continues to do this and it adds at least ten minutes onto his getting ready time in the morning!
It's a real job keeping up with his passion and making sure that new books are available, although he will re-read favourites again and again. This love of reading is not uncommon in my family and we are able to maximise on this by swapping books with relatives.

As you can see from the picture, not even the chaos of moving house can keep him away from a book!

7 comments:

Meikmeika said...

Reading is a wonderful addiction! What's he reading?

Mel said...

He can't remember what he was reading in this picture, but he is currently reading 'The Tales of Beadle the Bard' by JK Rowling and 'Flyte' by Angie Sage.

Naturally Sophia said...

This picture is so refreshing. I love it and that he is a bookworm. I fell in love with books early too.

Happy New Year!

Quietspirit said...

That's great. As a teen I used to read constantly even while cooking dinner. It drove my mother crazy. She said I would burn the food if I read while cooking but I never did. I did burn something one time when I was not reading because I was downstairs watching TV while dinner was cooking up in the kitchen.

brunsli said...

I love this photo!

I am already fretting about, if and when I have children, how they will possibly want to read when they will have internet, X-box, and who knows what else. Glad I can take this off my worry-list!

still waters said...

There are somethings I do not believe you can do too much of and reading is one of them. Good going

one love still

Kathryn said...

I have 4 girls and they have all been really passionate about reading from an early age. I bought them cloth books when they were old enough to hold it in their hands and it progressed from there.

It`s great that your son loves reading, it`s not enjoyed by as many boys as it is girls. At my daughters school they are currently trying to encourage more boys to read.