Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My first naughty read and what to do with my kid.

I am reading my first "dirty book". I am almost 44 years old and have never read any erotica. It is just not something you leave around the house or read on a crowded subway, however, since the advent of the e-reader, I can actually read one and no one will know.

I am reading Copping to it (Red Hot Cops Series) by Ava Meyers. I think it is more a novella than a full blown book and it was 99 cents on Amazon. I'm about 20% through and it is pretty racy. It is an interesting genre mainly because the writer really has to have good descriptive language.

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I've been trying to get my daughter to read more. I bought her the Twilight series which she said she read, but I never saw her read. She doesn't like Harry Potter, Narnia, Golden Compass, Wrinkle in Time or Judy Blume.

I myself was not a big reader at her age, but I did discover Judy Blume and that sent me reading. I was less inclined to read when I entered high school. Her therapist gave her an assignment. He wants her to read the first 75 pages of a book, and report back to him next week. I offered up some of the books above, and then I recall she wanted to read To Kill a Mockingbird. When I brought it up she got angry and was very stubborn. Man, she said reading is boring, and that she cannot find anything she likes and she tries to read, but doesn't finish because the book is boring. I have no ideas what to have her read. She liked one book, My Life in Pink and Green. Other than that, she's not liked or really read anything. I don't want to force her, but I do feel she can benefit from reading and even her therapist said it would help her a great deal. She is smart, but lazy. She actually said "Why should I read when I can watch the movie." *shudder*


Anne said...

Audio books? Is she crafting, too? That is my opportunity for it!

I don't think I have read any naughty books since the Anne Rice ones when I was in college, but I noticed that there are plenty of them on the Kindle bestseller list so you are not alone!

busy91 said...

Hi Anne,
Audio books would be OK, but I would prefer her to see the words when she reads so she can build her vocabulary. She is 12 and has a lot of trouble pronouncing words that she should know how to pronounce. I figured, if she came across it before, or a word like it, she'd have an idea of how to pronounce it.