I've been noticing a lot of author appreciation posts around the blogoshpere and just had to participate. First up is Stephenie Meyer...and...to be honest....I've never even read any of her books. So why pick her?
Twilight did something amazing.
It made my daughter a reader.
I've been a booklover since, well, ever since I can remember. And when The Munchkin came along I dreamed she would be a booklover too. Board books, Goodnight Moon, Little House...you name it, I bought books, books and more books. Those little Scholastic book order forms the schools send home? Ordered from EVERY SINGLE ONE. But I swear I don't think she ever finished reading a single book.
She ate it up.
I can't tell you how happy it made me to hear The Munchkin say things like "I'm gonna go to bed so I can read my book." "Can we watch that show later? I wanna read my book."
I can now say she's a reader. Not just the books she HAS to read for school...but a REAL reader, you know our kind...the ones who do it for fun.
Thank you Stephenie :)