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It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

Where has this semester gone?

What a ride.

The last official book that I read for class, in addition to our Treasures Series, was the sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Skylark, by Patricia MacLachlan, somehow was a disappointment.

Skylark

I don’t think it was the story so much as the fact that it was written for a much younger audience than I am. I found myself knowing what was going to happen all along the story, and it seemed as though it was moving quite slow.

I think in reality it solidifies the fact that in order to be a good match, a book needs to be age and interest appropriate for the reader. If that reader is an old lady, or an elementary student, the writing style needs to be appropriate.

If a book is written in such a way that it can’t be followed by a young student, it won’t be a good experience for them. On the other side, if a book is too simple for an older elementary student, it can be worse because it is boring.

Learning the age appropriate books and having ideas for a variety of interests can make or break a good reading experience for anyone of any age.

And with that, I bid you adieu.

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3 thoughts on “It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

  1. It is sad that the semester is over, I have really enjoyed just being able to read without it being a text book. You are right age appropriate books are important but it is also important that it fits the child or children you are reading too.

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  2. I’m glad that you gave your honest thoughts on the book. It’s good to know what books out there are not worth reading. I think that reading books before our kids will help with this problem of them not being interested in the book.

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  3. I personally did enjoy the book, but that’s just me. But I do see where you are coming with choosing books that are age appropriate and how it is very important so we wont loose them throughout the reading.

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