My sons have proven to be quite resistant to digital reading. During the school year, I don’t give it a lot of thought. The Tall Kid, especially, needs to be able to transport the book he’s reading back and forth to school in his backpack. Since his backpack weighs about thirty pounds and strains at the seams, I don’t want my Kindle in there.
But I thought maybe I’d hooked the Short Kid. He’s been devouring the Artemis Fowl series and he finished the third book after school on Friday. He was antsy to read the next and the library was closed, so voila! Mom made The Opal Deception magically appear in the Kindle app on the iPad.
And he was happily reading. Even when we went out for dinner.
On Monday he talked to his teacher and explained the lack of proper page numbers for his reading log (although I guess the iThings Kindle app update that just released has page numbers) and they came up with a way for him to track how much he’d read. All systems go.
Guess which book he brought home from the school library yesterday? He was relieved that now he could read it “properly”. And I can’t pass on the Kindle book I paid for and he read half of to anybody else’s kid.
I give up.