Saturday, December 5, 2009

Back in the Day

I have several students this year who are voracious readers. These kids read a couple of hundred pages a day and power through 4 or 5 novels a week. Do they stop to think about what they've read? Probably not very often, and so I try to engage them in conversation about their reading, even beyond our class assignments. The other day, a student was telling me about a series of books she had recently discovered and that she was enjoying very much. "You know what?" she said. "I've decided that I really like old-fashioned books."

"What do you mean?" I asked.

"Like books published in 1988," she explained, "there's just something quaint about them."

1 comment:

  1. That's ridiculous. Also, there is nothing quaint from 1988. At all.

    I don't even consider 1956 old for books. Maybe the 30's and 20's, for instance, the Great Gatsby. What "old" books are there from 1988 anyway?