professornana (professornana) wrote,

reading with our ears

Spending hours in the car with a 16 year old is not always fun. However, the resident of the back bedroom and I drove to San Antonio Tuesday and then back home today after teaching an all day children's lit class yesterday. I took 2 audiobooks along. The resident had her iPod just in case. We began with WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson (Brilliance Audio). At first, the resident was squirmy about the topic as it is something she sees at school to some degree. She progressed from squirmy to impatient to riveted. When we stopped for refueling and food, she wanted to hurry so we could get back to the book. She is now devouring my copy of the book when I hinted that the book was interesting from a format perspective. The, we turned to EVERYTHING IS FINE by Anne Dee Ellis (Listening Library).

The resident has now absconded with the audio as we arrived home before we had finished listening. Even though I might sometimes wish my teen-rearing years were behind me, I must admit that seeing the resident still devour books with eyes and ears is heartening. She recently listened to ENDER'S GAME and is revisiting HARRY POTTER in audio as well.
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