SOL17: Grandgirls and Reading

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The grandgirls are growing up. One will be a teen next month, one is a preteen, and the youngest has just turned nine.  They’re readers.  Which makes their librarian grandma very happy.

This past weekend we visited the two youngest grandgirls in southern Oregon.  The preteen has just finished one of the books in the TWILIGHT series. She’s reading WONDER for her class.  It’s fun to see the range of reading.   Plus preteen would totally read TWILIGHT while oldest would not.

Youngest reported how much she liked reading the first of the BLISS BAKERY trilogy (guess what she’s getting for Christmas? Book 2 and 3).

The oldest grandgirl needed a book suggestion.  I had finished THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley so I suggested it.  She got the book and read it within a week.   Last night, when I arrived at her house, she had the sequel, HOW I FINALLY WON THE WAR.  Her mother had taken her to Barnes and Noble and she bought the last copy.  She was very pleased with herself.

This morning I found an interview with Bradley regarding these books.  I sent the link to oldest. She thanked me and agreed it was great.

She has been reading FLIPPED for class.  I guess the teacher is having the girls read the female POV and the boys read the male POV.  Of course, oldest is reading both.  She said to me, “Is it okay if I agree  with the boy’s view?”

Yep, readers.  Discovering what they like to read.  I hope that they continue to grow as readers and that we’ll keep talking.



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3 Responses to SOL17: Grandgirls and Reading

  1. Ramona says:

    Love hearing about what your grand-girls are reading. I was lucky to get to read the ARC this summer of How I Finally Won the War. So glad your granddaughters likes books. I’m loving watching my grandsons enjoy books. They both like to be read to, but also like to “read” on their own. I love watching them turn the pages and hope they’ll grow into avid readers down the road.

  2. cvarsalona says:

    Jone, it is so special to have your own set of readers in your family. I tell my little grandbaby when I am with her that she will grow up to be a reader and a wonderer.

  3. lindabaie says:

    This is wonderful to read, Jone. I’m sure you are proud of your grand-girls, as I am, too. I love seeing them loving books! Woo Hoo!

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