I’ve happily spent my bookstore gift cards from Christmas and bought a wonderful pile of new books. While browsing the bookstore, this is what I overheard:
Two teenage girls in the YA aisle:
1st girl: “I can’t wait to get home and read all these!”
2nd girl: “I could just read all the time, all day.”
1st girl: “I just looooove bookstores and libraries.”
2nd girl: “I could sooooo live in a library.”
Girl (age guess: 5) with brother (age guess: 8) and dad in middle-grade section:
Girl: “I want these! Please?” (I don’t know which books she was pointing to.)
Dad: “They’re a little too old for you.”
Brother: “You can’t read much anyway.”
Girl: “I can learn more!”
Brother: “I could read them to her, Dad.”
Dad: “You can get them when you’re a little older, honey.”
Girl: “Harumph. I can read some old words.”
Boy (age guess: 4) with dad walking by the DVD aisle:
Boy: “Are we in a movie store?”
Dad: “This is a bookstore.”
Boy: “Oh. We’re at the library? It looks different.”
Dad, chuckling: “No, at the library we borrow books and have to return them so other people can borrow them, too. At a bookstore we buy books and get to keep them.”
Boy: “Wow! I like bookstores. What are you buying me?”
I love it that with all the rage over eBooks, young people are still embracing ink and paper books and are enthusiastic about reading the old-fashioned way!
Have you overheard any funny conversations at the bookstore or library recently? Please share!
Have a wonderful weekend, Zigzaggers! Be sure to make time to read for yourself or read aloud to the children in your life!