A Hunger for Books is No Game – Blogs – Rush
by K.D. Rush
My oldest daughter, now in her early twenties, received a Nook for Christmas. I didn’t buy it for her; it was a gift from her grandmother. If I had known she wanted one, or even thought that she would use it, then I would have gotten it for her myself. But this is my daughter that doesn’t read often. Or to be accurate, she has never shown the same level of passion for reading that I and others in the family have. The Nook changed that.
For the past few months I’ve been surprised at how many times I’ve walked into the living room and seen her sitting in a chair reading an eBook on the Nook. Let me try and convey the magnitude of this. There is a television in that room, as well as an X-Box with a Netflix account, and yet, she was reading a book. It’s like I walked into some alternate reality.
This past week she asked if I planned on seeing the new movie ‘The Hunger Games.’ I told her that I probably would. She then reaches into her purse and pulls out the paperback version of the book.
“This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time,” she tells me.