Thursday

The Thing about D...

is that I'm a reader.

I don't just read adult books, I also read youth lit. I do it because I like to know what the kids are talking about at school & home. Also, because some of it is really good.

I just read a book called The Thing about Georgie. The thing about 4th grader Georgie is that he's a dwarf. There are things that he physically can't do. There are things that he can do.

However, the book isn't all about him being a dwarf. It's about the real things kids (& adults) go through.

Your friends disappoint you, you also fight with your friends, you can be jealous & insecure, you can be scared, your life can take a drastic turn, and people who you thought were mean or rude might actually turn out to be a good friend. And your friends accept you, disabilities and all.

The thing about D... is, well, there are lots of things. As there are with you too.

12 comments:

Debbie said...

The Book Thief is a young adult book supposedly that I just read and it is without a doubt, one of the best books I've ever read. I say don't stop at other's definitions of what we should read!

Bubba's Sis said...

I like the many things about D...!

Tales From the Eurovan said...

I taught 4th grade for a time and I loved the books we got to read with the kids! "From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller" is one of my all time favorites!
Take care,
Julie

PS... I read a spoiler alert about LOST that said that the freighter explosion was not fatal and that we will see more of Jin!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Sounds like a good book with life lessons for all of us. I love stories like that. Very important for us to teach our children that all of us are differnt in our own ways.

I almost chose that holiday blog background! Looks good on ya!

jennyonthespot said...

And also, Angelina is jealous of you :)

Valarie Lea said...

I may have to get this for the kids to read. :)

Maggie said...

I like youth books too!

Patois said...

I love reading the books my kids are reading, too. (Well, except the Magic Tree House series. I'm tired of those.)

Jennie said...

I read teen lit, so I can know what DQ is reading. The sad thing is, she's on the path to the housewife porn that has become my addiction. Yikes.

marky said...

I love to read too. that book sounds very good and I will add it to my 'get to' list.
I suggest Hope's Boy..I picked it up at the library a while back..

Jamie Dawn said...

My favorite books are The Chronicles of Narnia, The Secret Garden, Ella Enchanted, and the Harry Potter books.
So, I guess I'm into the children's lit as well, too.

Misty Dawn said...

I love to read and am upset with myself for not reading for enjoyment anymore. I need to start setting time aside to read - it's something I truly love, and I think it would do a lot of good for me emotionally.