My son is way above me as a reader, reading mostly classical history non-fiction. Our dinner conversations frequently center around the Roman empire and battle strategies. I love learning but I have trouble keeping up with who was whom in the classical world. I listen carefully and try to ask questions that will provoke a response letting him speak at length about his passion. I understand how important it is as a reader to be able to regurgitate the material and to express your thoughts and opinions. This is one of the reasons I take part in a Twitter #virtualbookclub. I look forward to this monthly exchange of thoughts and opinions based on middle grade books. I just don't know many adults in my daily life who like to chat about kids books like I do. I am a firm believer in reading the books I recommend to children so I read a LOT of kid's books at all levels.
Harry Potter Reading ChallengeANYWAYS...I challenged my son and his cousin to join me in re-reading the Harry Potter series. I have gotten lazy about reading them every July (my birthday gift to Harry) and have fallen back on watching the movies on ABC Family. The trouble is, the movies leave out some of my favorite parts and I want to remember those parts. We started this past weekend. My son is already on H.P. and the Order of the Phoenix. I am on H. P. and the Chamber of Secrets and having to listen to it on audio book at work and using my print copy at home. I am a big audio book fan.
Re-reading Harry Potter has been so much fun. We quiz each other on the tiniest details. Here are a few quiz questions we have posed.
- Which day and month were James and Lilly Potter murdered by Voldemort?
- How many Sickles are there to a Galleon?
- What does it cost to send a message by owl?
- What was the number on the Gringott's vault that contained the Sorcerer's Stone?
Has it been a while since you read Harry Potter? Why not join us? Give it a go and let me know in the comments section.
Well, other than a lot of barcodes that I have been deleting out of my library catalog, I have pretty much been sticking to Harry Potter.
How has your reading week been going?