Derailed by Those Books

July 4, 2010 at 10:12 AM 1 comment

This weekend, I went to Sam’s Club and found some GREAT books!  I wasn’t shopping for books, or at least I wasn’t supposed to be.  I rarely even have time to read simply for pleasure, yet there I am – drawn in by the beautiful cover illustrations and creative titles.  Before I know it, I have a stack of nearly 10 books in my cart.  Have you ever heard of “Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers”?  Clever.  Really.  How about “The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills”?  This one is just too funny. 

What adolescent boy wouldn’t want to read, maybe even devour, this 503+ page book of fascinating tid-bits?  I cannot say that I approve of everything that is written in there, but it would definitely get my son reading – and enjoying it.  It would also spur conversations that might otherwise never have been.  It would allow me to pre-parent on topics that I may need to really parent on in a few years, if you get my drift.  It includes intriguing topics such as “How to Deal with a Smart Aleck,”  “How to Tie a Tie” and “How to Remove a Wad of Paper from Your Child’s Nose”.  There’s also “How to Parallel Park a Tractor Trailer,” “How to Remove a Fishhook from Your Finger” and “How to Clean & Cook a Squirrel” to mention just a few.  Unfortunately, there is a whole section (#3, pp 173-239) that I’d have to forbid my 10 year old from reading until further notice.  Ugh!  It’s always something.  So, maybe this one will sit on the shelf for a little while…up high! 

None-the-less, I did find a fascinating series for him called “The 39 Clues”.  This series is about a brother and sister who are on an adventure around the world, looking for the clues their grandmother has left for them in an attempt to lead them to the root of a deep secret family power.  With other adult relatives on the hunt, this 11 and 14 year old brother & sister team have to be very careful to analyze what’s being said by whom, and whom they can or cannot trust.  Great logical, analytical, and geography skills, as well as reading fluency and comprehension…but don’t tell him!  He’s already on chapter 5, and I only bought these yesterday!  BTW – Do I punish him if he’s still up at 11pm because he’s reading a book he “just can’t put down”, or do I just go to bed with a smile?

PS – I did manage to get all of the items that were actually on my list, too.  =)

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  • 1. lisa  |  July 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Go bed with a smile:) It’s the summer..

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