Our next selection is a bit different from what we’ve looked at previous at our online read-along book club. While previous offerings have all been in the science fiction genre, this is not. It doesn’t have superheroes, either…as far as I know. It is, however, part of a series of books that have become a series of movies. It’s a young reader book and not something I would have gotten myself, even when this became part of my library. When I was a kid my parents encouraged my love of reading. So they signed me up for the Weekly Reader book club. Every…I don’t remember how often–monthly, I think, I received a new book. You couldn’t choose your genre and that’s actually a good thing. I can’t say for certain that my preferences were set in stone so while I still had my drawn I was still open to something outside of my usual circle and it’s good for kids to have a wide range of exposure to see what they like and what they don’t.
I remember when my mom tried to read me this book at my request. We sat on the couch, began to read, and then I had to go to the bathroom. Every time she tried to read it, actually. For some reason I really had to go a lot that day, until finally she gave up and I didn’t blame her even then. I was disappointed and for some reason never tried to read it again. It’s sat on my shelf for years (not counting the years it was in a pile of books before I had a shelf to put them on) unread…until now!
I’m not sure what else to put in this intro so no more “horsing around”. The next Chapter By Chapter book is………..