The Seven Worst Realities About Being a Bookworm,
according to a 10-year-old boy, are:
1. Appetite for reading surpasses appetite for meals
(“H, what book are you hiding under the table? Put it away!!”)
2. Library Fines
(Mom pays them anyway, so oh well.)
3. Competing with other readers in the family
(Who want to read your book and pick it up when you just put it down.)
4. The agony of putting down your book to do math
(Unless you can hide the book in your lap.)
5. Finding a quiet place to read
(With four brothers?!)
6. Finding another great series
(Nothing could be so good as this one. I’ll just read it again.)
7. Being assigned a book you don’t care about instead of something you really want to read.
(Unless, sometimes, it’s actually worth reading.)
Thanks to my eldest son, H, who confessed these realities and has to live with them.
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