Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Author Appreciation Week

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.

Until Twilight.

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 :)

3 comments:

Erika said...

Ohmigosh I LOVE that you mentioned the Scholastic Book Order Forms that were sent home from school! I swear I made my mom buy me so many books from those!! Once we bought the entire Goosebumps collection, in fact!

As for Twilight...I couldn't get into it. And I've read other vampire books that I adored, so I was disappointed that Twilight didn't really appeal to me. Have you read R.L. Stine's "Dangerous Girls" series? Fabulous book about vamps!! :)

Vampires and Tofu said...

I couldn't get into Twilight either, and I really wanted to, especially since The Munchkin loved it so much. Just wasn't my thing tho.

And thanks!! Just looked up the Dangerous Girls series and added it to my wishlist, sounds really good!!

Kristi said...

That is soooo cool! My little sister was the same way...never made it through Harry Potter or anything else until the Twilight series came around!

She convinced me to read them and I loved them as well!

I can't wait until my own munchkin is old enough to really start reading on his own. Right now we're into alot of Dr. Seuss...which I don't mind at all. :-)

Happy Monday!