so i subbed on thursday again....
for fifth grade
and in the class they have FRED time (Free Reading Every Day)
so i decided to read as well and break out my thin little wisp of a book, it's VERY good by the way! i'm almost finished
of course some kids start chatting, so i rise from my seat to go over and shush them
on my way back to my seat, i see Nash, totally engrossed in his book
i look down at the book, curious what could be so enthralling to a young boy
the paperback book, i kid you not, is thicker than my arm, my upper arm (for those of you who know me know that this is pretty darn thick!)
okay, now i'm really curious so i lean over to read the top of the page and he's reading "Gone With the Wind" and he's over half way through
i haven't been able to stop thinking about this, i was totally and completely embarrassed that this fifth grader is reading a classic and drinking in every word, while i sit there with my youth novel, shouldn't it be the other way around? i mean, i have a degree in literature and writing and i've never read this novel, what is my problem?
i'm thinking my recent addiction to youth novels is coming to an end, thanks to a little boy named Nash