When we moved and she started teaching 7th, 8th, and 9th grade, she was encountered by a concerned parent who was worried because the public library had Harry Potter on its shelves. My mom's response: "I'm just happy the kids in our community are excited about reading."
I could count on books in my stocking almost every year. My tastes in books evolved over the years from American Girls and Sweet Valley Twins to Judy Blume and Lurlene McDaniel to John Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark in junior high to books like Primary Colors in high school. It didn't matter how awful my taste in books was, my mom always worked hard to foster a love of reading. I hope to do the same with Liam.
|Liam's going to kick back and enjoy The Alchemist.|
|Or perhaps some Tom Friedman will suit him better.|