September 30, 2011

Bookworm

 Our Emma loves to read. She will read in any position. And in any place. Even her favorite antique store.


 She will even sneak a book and a book light in when we go snuggle under a quilt and the stars to watch a movie being projected on the side of a barn.


She reminds me of Rory in Gilmore Girls because she always has a book with her. Often more than one. She always says, you never know when you are going to have a few minutes to read.
She believes in being prepared.


 There are only a couple of times she can be caught without a book, like when she is on a horse.


 Of course, as soon as she is off that horse there is probably a book in her hands. There isn't even time to take off the riding helmet.


 She puts the book down long enough to practice her violin. Though, if you look closely, you can see it is lying on the cushion next to her just waiting until practice is over.


 Clearly she can't be blamed for this habit. It is apparently hereditary.

47 comments:

  1. It's always a joy to see a child that loves to read. :-)) She'll go far in life.

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  2. This is so cute. I had two who read voraciously and one who didn't want much to do with it. I blame the way she learned to read. They changed it up when she was in first grade and added an accelerated reading program that made kids read for points. It took the fun out and put the work in.
    Reading is such an escape. This makes me want to grab a book and ignore the work I have to do.
    She looks just like you ...adorable. :)

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  3. I have one of those too. She's 16 and still always has a book. It's a good thing.

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  4. I was like that too. I hope my son will love books. I wish more kids liked to read.

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  5. I miss me some sweet, witty Emma! Tell her Lucy's ready for another blanket ride whenever she is!

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  6. sweet girl with her books!!
    give her a hug from another lover of all things HP! <3

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  7. A good reader will go far in life!

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  8. Love this post! I'm a big fan of reading as well and it's always cool to see a child so in to books.

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  9. Love this, feed the body but don't forget to feed the mind as well!

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  10. So sweet! What a wonderful reader she is -- such a great habit!

    Hope you have a fun weekend!

    Janet

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  11. She sounds like my kind of girl. No matter where I am, I have to have something to read.
    xo

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  12. I also have a bookworm I used to call "Rory"
    (She doesn't let me call her that anymore though)
    I love seeing a girl with a good book, so much better than watching them texting!

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  13. This could have been me as a child! I even walked around the house reading! Now I actually have an e-reader... I still carry it everywhere, everyday!

    ~Chris

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  14. She is too cute, I love the first picture of her. She looks so comfortable in that chair!

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  15. She is precious. I was the same way, still am. Books are a magic carpet ride to other worlds.

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  16. I loved all the pictures of her in different places- the antique store? What a girl!
    My oldest son is the same way-
    (though, in an antique store he'd be shopping right along with me!)
    I find him on the porch, the couch, the rocking chair, the middle of the floor where people walk, etc . . .the only thing I mind about his reading habits would be his thoughtless approach to bookmarks, as in he will use a coaster, a pencil, or any other strange object within reach and cram them in the book. After six years of this, I'm giving up on this particular battle! ;)

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  17. Memories of my daughter and I sharing a couch and a good read, night after night, day after day... I always say I would rescue the kids, the dogs, the photos and my books....
    Have a great weekend.
    xxx
    z

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  18. oh and one more thing.
    We have two complete sets of Gilmore girls because neither of us could bear to be without each season. lol
    xx
    z

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  19. What a sweet and lovely girl. Bookworms are the best. In fact, I think she and my Elliott would get along just fine. He is also rarely without a book in his hands.

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  20. a very dear post

    drop
    everything
    and
    read

    xo
    elyse

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  21. Oh the places she will go!
    Our kids have the love of books too... there is always a book in every room of our home - even the loo - BLUSH
    Love Leanne

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  22. She is a fortunate girl to have inherited a love of reading. It is a gift that not everyone has, and the ones who do not just don't understand. Lucky mom!

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  23. She is adorable. And, she is a child after my own heart. Readers do seem to beget readers. Have a great weekend. Bonnie

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  24. Jen,
    My girl was/is a reader, too! And she is a lawyer, now! I love that first picture. See you this weekend? :-)
    xo, Cheryl

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  25. Thumbs up for bookworms! As you know, I think that books are so important, I'm becoming a librarian!

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  27. This is a fabulous post :) I am a high school librarian and these photos you posted of your daughter very much remind me of myself at that age. I was always lost in my books :) I have an almost 3 year old that I am raising to be an avid reader!

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  28. One smart girl you've got there! It makes my heart glad to see children with a book instead of a video game!
    Brenda

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  29. What a great habit to have. Such cute pictures of her.

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  30. such a precious precious post.

    love you jen,


    kim

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  31. Oh, i LOVE a good bookworm! (or two) :)

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  32. Emma is a girl afer my heart!! Lori

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  33. How wonderful. Books are treasures and reading is a joy. Emma reminds me of me. How many times did I say " Just one more page..." when my Mom was calling me for dinner?

    xo
    Claudia

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  34. I love how your posts are so home and family oriented. Emma is a lucky girl to have learned early in her life about the gift of reading. Books can be great companions.
    My kids always had a set time for bed
    but they could read in bed as long as
    they wanted. Cannot tell you how often I had to take the book off they sleeping faces.

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  35. She reminds me so much of my Robin who now has a wee 3 yr. old bookworm of her own! Children mirror their parents and I see dad reading.
    It's refreshing to see this..so much more rewarding than texting like most young people seem to be doing!

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  36. How beautiful! Emma is a girl after my own heart. What a joy to share your family story. Happy weekend to you!

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  37. A bookworm and violinist...a girl after my own heart!!

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  38. What a cutie! I have a daughter who has always been a book worm too. From the moment she learned to read she hasn't stopped! She is in college right now studying to be...an editor:>)

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  39. Love those pictures of your daughter reading! That is just a sight that I don't see often enough these days. It's more likely that a kid has some kind of electronic device in their hands. :-o I'm a voracious reader, so Emma is my kind of girl!

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  40. Such a darling post. And such a darling girl. One of my daughters was just like this at her age. It started the minute should could read. And she only took time out to do her homework and ride her horse too.

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  41. I love this. I used to be the same. There is nothing like a good book to take you away from it all!!

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  42. I love this. I used to be the same. There is nothing like a good book to take you away from it all!!

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  43. This is a great post. My oldest (she'll be 13 in another week!) was just like this when she was in the lower grades. Now though, school REQUIRES a certain amount of reading. They HAVE to take tests over the books and earn points from that and it's counted in her grade. She now says it's not as fun to read because she HAS to...:o( It's funny...it's had the opposite affect on her that they wanted. She's still a reader though and I'm sure she'll regain her love for it when it is no longer made into a chore.

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  44. oh, i believe that miss emma and i would get along juuuuust fine! ;o) my son is the same way ... there is ALWAYS a book. makes my heart happy.

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  45. You can't go wrong with a kid reading books. Good girl.
    tammy

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  46. This brings back wonderful memories! Our Becky (now a lovely 25-year-old) was also rarely without a book in her hands. How wonderful!

    I have the exact quilt that you show in your photo of the quilt and barn!

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