Monday, December 21, 2009

Daughter's Library

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*Found away to get around not being able to post from work. I can post from FLICKR.*

Last night my duaghter and I were talking. She asked me how long it took to amass my library collection. I told her about 22 years. I wasn't much of a reader as a child (teen) but I started to really get into reading when I was in my 20's.

She said she wants to start on her collection, that all she has are a few YA books, and the rest are 'baby' books. I told her she could start now. She already has the first 2 Twilight books, and I got her the next 2 for Christmas (along with some other YA books).

I am glad to see she is finally finding books she is interested in reading. She likes Vampire books, but doesn't think she'd like Anne Rice (?????) Go figure. So she'll stay with Stephanie Meyer for now.

She wants a collection that rivals her brother, who started reading Harry Potter at the age of 7 and has a pretty nice collection. My son loved to read (that's past tense, now that he is college, I'm not so sure). However, she is not interested in his books, she's not interested in Harry Potter (gasp), Star Trek (double gasp), Star Wars or Goosebumps. Those were what my son read. She likes girly books, so now we have to find some for her. She likes Judy Blume but finds her a bit dated. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know.

Basically she likes: Vampires, High School Girl Stuff (think on the lines of Clueless), Stuff about beauty get the picture. She's ten!!


Bluestocking said...

No Harry Potter? No Star Trek. Goodness!!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, your daughter is adorable! i will have to look through my daughters teen books see if there is anything she would like :-)

Anne said...

Hm. I read a lot of Christopher Pike at that age. Also, I understand that the WB series The Vampire Diaries was based on the LJ Smith series of YA books. I read those when I was a kid. Just keep her away from VC Andrews for as long as you possibly can!