Friday, February 28, 2014

Nighttime reading

Delaney was struggling to get through Fahrenheit 451 last night and took a break with Tia and I in our room. I suggested that he bring the book and hang out with us and he didn't seem interested, but then he showed up in our bed and read aloud a bit of the second part. When he got tired, I took over, then Tia. She got tired and he was about to give up for the night, thinking he'd wake up early and work. However I offered to finish the section and read the last 4 or 5 pages.

It was neat to read aloud, and hopefully we helped engage Delaney a bit in a class he doesn't like. It was also interesting to have memories of reading that book myself in high school come back. While I didn't love literature either at that age, I did think this was one of the better books. Reading it again, seeing the absurdity of trying to remove books and literature made me glad that the world hasn't moved (too far) in that direction.

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