Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Interview with 11 year old on summer reading.....
Me: So, James, you had a goal to read 20 books this summer. You did it! Was it easy?
James: Not easy, nope, not that.
Me: What was your favorite book?
James: Well, it is a tie between Eragon and Guardians of Ga'Hoole. But, I liked them all, really.
Me: Why did you like these two the most?
James: I loved Eragon for the amazing swordfighting. Paolini did such a great job describing the action. It was powerful. The Guardians of Ga'Hoole featured owls with metal talons (which were forged in blacksmith's volcanoes). I was in awe of these talons !
Me: Did you miss anything in the hours you spent reading this summer?
James: A few meals, I guess, but not much else.
Me: Did you need to be reminded of the goal ... to read 20 books.
James: I did. I guess I got reminded alot, even though I liked reading ALL of these books.
Me: Were the reminders useful?
James: Those were reminders? I thought they were threats. Ehhh....if you didn't keep telling me, I probably wouldn't have met the goal.
*sits quietly for a minute*
James: Mom.....ya know what Yogi Berra said?
Me: No, what did he say?
James: "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else."
James: Yeah, so I guess I'm glad that I knew where I was going this summer .... with books, that is.
James: while attempting to put both feet behind his head....Thanks, mom. I read 20 books this summer, didn't I?