It’s almost 11:30 pm as I’m writing this, and my daughter just left my room with a cheesy smile on her face.
She had recently started reading The Lightning Thief, and about an hour ago I had gone into her room to turn out her lamp so she could go to sleep. However, she was not at the end of a chapter, so she told me she would turn off the lamp when she got to a good stopping place. Apparently it took 60 minutes to get there. 🤷🏾♀️
She came in to my room smiling because she felt like she had to tell someone that it was so good she could not stop reading, so she read an extra two chapters before she put in down. And naturally that she’ll finish it first thing in the morning. She looks so happy and wired I’m not convinced she’ll be able to fall asleep, but we’ll see.
I say all this just to say that her smile and joy about the book was contagious and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to fall asleep myself (I was reading when she walked in.). Just another reminder as to why I am intent on #RaisingReaders and sharing with others reasons why you should too.