Last Saturday, I introduced my niece Lexi to Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables. Growing up, this was one of my favorite books. The first porcelain doll my Grandmother made for me is Anne of Green Gables. Whenever I see the movie version on television, I hunker down on the couch and ignore whatever else needs to be done.
Earlier this week my sister sent me a text, "Lexi loves that book. She says we have to read two chapters every night."
I spoke to Lexi on the phone today and she stated that she was only on chapter eight because she didn't read last night or the night before but she really likes the story. When I asked if she was reading it or if her mom was reading it to her, she told me they were reading it together. Her mom picks up when Lexi gets tired. I might have to include my sister in the sleep over.
I am so happy that she is enjoying the book and is looking forward to having a sleep over with Aunt Amy. I hope this book introduces her to the joys of reading and she continues to find more books she enjoys.
Not having a daughter of my own, I enjoy sharing my more girly interests with my two nieces. Sissy is my crochet buddy and now Lexi can be my reading buddy.
Now I really must clean my house but I am thinking I should head to the library and find the rest of the Anne series to enjoy after the housework is finished.