- No one's home looks like this.
- What books are on the bookshelves?
To me, books are for reading, not display. We are a family that reads and I've always made sure that my son has plenty of books on his bookshelves. And now I have even more reason to make sure that our bookshelves stay full: Shared reading. As this piece in the NY Times points out, it is harder to share a digital book with your child than a physical one. As my son gets older and all our books get incorporated into one big family library, he will be more likely to reach for the books that are "mine" or those that my husband brought into the collection if they are physically present and in his eyesight. If we were to move to digital books, then yes, they could be shared, but it would take a little more effort and the visual reminder wouldn't be there every time he walked passed the family bookshelves.
I find myself looking forward to what books he will choose to read and which ones I will get to read that he brings into the family.
What was your favorite book as a child? Tell me in the comments.