Monday, May 14, 2012
Books For Boys
A few weeks ago, during their too short visit, I was watching my boys bring book after book to their Grandparents begging for them to be read. As a former teacher and lover of books, it brought such a smile to my face and warmth in my heart. I LOVE that they love books.
Living abroad and moving so often segregates us from the library community. It's one of those things were forced to give up. A) because most libraries only carry books in the language of the users and B) because we are unable to apply for a library card. Which means . . . in order for me to keep up with our love of books . . . we are starting to amass a huge library.
I think the world of children's literature is starting to attend to the once misunderstood/ignored interests of boys. Since boys tend to gravitate toward non-fiction, in the past there has been a deficit in fiction that keeps them engaged. Lucky for the boys of this generation, this is changing. I think it's still important for mother's/grandmother's of boys to share and talk about books that keep their son's attentions. Discussing books with friends has always been my favorite way to choose the next read.
So I thought this is an area that might be good for the blog. A weekly "Books for Boys" post, recommended by this boy heavy household. This is mostly a crafty blog, but it's also a place for sharing all things boy related. I think it should be a place of crafty refuge, as well as useful, boy related information. But since you're the reason for my blah, blah, blah, please tell me what you think about this.