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."

Me:  Hmmmm....

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?