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The boys really dived into the Summer Reading Program at the base library again this summer. A.J. went to the library on a Saturday with a friend, and he signed up on his own, coming home with log sheets, three new books, and a cool T-shirt (awesome, compared to last year's design!). Philip and I took Jack in the following Monday, and we signed him up as well. He checked out a bunch of books and received a different T-shirt, and I've been logging hours for both of them ever since!

They can pick up prizes when they turn in one log sheet, and both are close to being done. Jack's currently read for 27 hours (of the 32 slots on a sheet). He looks like this often:

Jack reads for his Summer Reading Program.
Jack reads for his Summer Reading Program./


He was reading A Tale Dark & Grimm in that picture, and it was a recommendation from our librarian. He loved it, and I really enjoyed the parts I read here-and-there as well - very funny! It was a new book to our library, so he read it first in his selections so that he could get it back quickly for others to read.

We'll have to return one of his books tomorrow for a different one. He visited the library with Philip a few days ago, and he brought home Fire World. Now, he's read The Fire Within before, and it's the first in the series, so he thought this next book was just a sequel. Turns out, it's the seventh in the series, so he's going to return it and get the second book instead. The books in this series are Harry Potter-huge, but he really likes them.

A.J. has read for 21 hours himself (though he read some this morning that I haven't logged - I'll have to double-check with him again), and he's currently plowing through the Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights series. He checks the storylines against things on the internet in the Star Wars universe too, so it's been very engaging for him as well.

(He won't let me snap a picture while he's reading, though. *wink*)

One of the funny things (I think) that Jack does while he's reading is put his extra hand up under his chin. He always does this, even without a book in his hands, when he's laying on his back, and I think it's so strange. I wouldn't find that comfortable at all, but he sure seems to. If nothing else, I love how it brings out his little chin dimple, too!

Summer Reading Program.

Date: 2011-06-29 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annaed770.livejournal.com

Way to go, A.J. and Jack! ^_^

I need to try to get my kids to do more reading this summer, but will have to find some other approach because they didn't want to sign up for the area reading programs. *sigh*

Jack's habit is too cute, and you're right: it does bring out his chin dimple!

Date: 2011-06-29 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] butterflymama3.livejournal.com
Great progress on the summer reading! They both look so cute all curled up reading.

Date: 2011-06-30 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmmunchkin.livejournal.com
Hahaha... I actually do Jack's hand thing a lot too, especially while reading or watching a movie or TV. :) Glad they are such active reading program participants!

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