About 5 years ago I decided to spend my time reading mostly Middle Grade books (for ages 8-12) and Young Adult books. Leaning more towards the M.G books. I know I am not alone in reading these books—my kids like them too. Seriously though, for me reading is mostly an escape—and should be enjoyable. I have read lots of horror, thriller, crime, as well as my share of ahem ‘snuggle books’, but I find that personally—I am happiest reading a good kids book.
Something upbeat and exciting, or amusing—or both. I enjoy the odd 3rd grade potty-humor and run-on-jokes. Mostly I find this category of books to be CLEAN. There isn’t tons of swearing or inappropriate scenes. I was reading a book recently that Colin was desperately waiting for. Book 2 in a series. The book is a YA and starts getting a bit more ‘snuggly’ in spots—nothing graphic—just some more kissing, back rubbing, etc. I warned him about these and shared my technique as he made a funny face “if you come to a snuggly part—turn the page and see if they are done yet—get back to the story as quickly as you can. Colin raised his eyebrows into the ‘duh’ position and said “Uh…yeah!” As in “duh mom, already do that”. My boys know that if they get caught with ‘questionable’ media—well let’s say that if they need to see that stuff I have volunteered myself and their grandmothers for anatomy review questions. Want to see a real woman’s body—here you go! And I can start kissing on Jeff publicly anytime if they want to see a little ‘real live action’.
*sorry moms—didn’t I mention that?
Yes I AM that mom!
But I digress—as usual.
I like my books fun and clean and entertaining.
*no I haven’t read this book yet, but it IS in the house and yes I DID pay $ for it.*