Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pre-Teen Book Club

Anyone who follows me on twitter is aware that I joined a book club earlier this year. It's fun, and it's pushing me to read books I otherwise wouldn't. The only issue is that I never remember to start the books more than two days in advance.

A couple of months ago, I became aware that my niece had pretty much stopped reading. She was an early reader, but somewhere along the way, she stopped.

Since I am her bossiest auntie, I decided we should have our own book club.

I let her pick the first book (Geronimo Stilton) and we had our first meeting.

I got to pick the second one (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe). Again she finished it before I did. (Actually, she finished it before I started - as usual, I didn't start right away. I read fast, and I wanted to remember it when we talked about it.)

It's her turn again, and we're reading Ever After High.

I wonder how long it will be before I can make her read From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.


  1. I just read The Mixed-Up Files a few weeks ago! I bought it from Scholastic for the kids, but of course can't get any of them to read it. It was adorable, although I do fear it will give them running-away type ideas. In any case, love the idea of the book club - it's giving *me* ideas :).

    1. Yeah, I gave that book to my niece 2 Christmases ago, and she refuses to read it.

  2. Sky just read the Mixed Up Files that you gave us for Christmas and did a book report on it for school. She really enjoyed it. Maybe next time my girls could join in the book club. Sky reads a lot but Star not so much.