One of the books he got for his half birthday was another James Herriot picture book. We had one already, which has been most loved, but here he got another. He has decided he LOVES James Herriot. Animal and farming stories, of course he does! I just ordered more James Herriot picture books off of interlibrary loan and some James Herriot audio. Plus I have a treasury put aside for the next holiday.
I must say, I am LOVING this stage with his interest in longer books. We just finished "Where the Red Fern Grows", which he has declared is his most favorite ever. We're reading Mountain Born and Lord Fauntleroy now...both which I have never read. He is so incredibly interested in them and I hear "More, more!". He just loves the classics. We go through books so fast as of late, as I am feeling the same "more, more!" pull he is.
While he certainly is well on his way to reading books on his own, I am truly hoping he will not tire of reading/listening to books with me anytime soon. I truly could share this love for literature with him forever and ever!
His sister is really getting into the audio books too. I'm thankful I have her and another on the way, as I am looking forward to another decade (at least) of book reading together. It might be my very favorite part of parenting....sharing books together.