Saturday, February 12, 2011

Well, what do you know?

Like most parents these days, I worry that my kids won't want to read much at all, or won't want to ready anything but garbage.

Imagine my surprise when my daughter asked to read our copy of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and has been having lengthy discussions about racism and the civil rights movement with Irish Woman.

Add to that the fact that she wants to get a copy of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and Little Bear wants to read it when she's done.

And knock me over with a feather when Little Bear asked for my copy of "Schindler's List" this morning when he told me about reading "The Devil's Arithmetic" in school.

I'm not sure if I can take credit for this, but I'm happy with the situation.  Girlie Bear has already read both "Monster Hunter International" novels, and she's chomping at the bit to read "The Grimnoir Chronicles" with me.   I think for their birthday this year they might be getting some Heinlein.

7 comments:

Joshkie said...

Not much. So, I guess I should read the pot now.

:-)
Josh

Joshkie said...

"... pot now".... Sigh.

Where to start; where to start. "Fryday," "Starship Troupers," "Time Enough for Love" .... So many to choose from.

:-)
Josh

Joshkie said...

Trouper... some day I will learn to spell or use the right word. maybe thats why I don't know to much.

:-(
Josh

ShortWoman said...

I'd start with Starship Troopers. Do you really want to explain the sexual issues in Time Enough For Love or Stranger in a Strange Land?

DaddyBear said...

I'll start them off with Starship Troopers, and if I can find another copy of it, The Past Through Tomorrow. My copies of them have been reread so much that I need to buy new ones anyway.

MrG's said...

yeah, starship trooper is a good start, also revolt 2100 and anything with lazerus long.

Julie said...

Woo hoo :)

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