After I finished The Knife of Never Letting Go last night, I quickly realised that I really didn’t want to wait however long it was going to take to get from #12 on the library waiting list for the sequel to the top of the queue.
Today, because I am such a good mother, I took Marcus down to the nearby children’s bookshop, Next Page Please because he’s moving from picture books to beginning chapter books and I thought we’d get some expert suggestions on what he might like to read. It is, of course, a total coincidence that I was able to pick up a copy of The Ask and the Answer while we were there.
While we’ve borrowed a few from the library, Marcus is now the proud owner of his first chapter book, that looks to be a rip-roaring pirate adventure called Captain Clawbeak and the Red Herring. He was so excited he was reading it before we even left the store.
One of my hopes when Marcus was born was that we would raise a reader. What can I say? My job here is done. Can I retire now?