books they like
Posted by Constanza on July 31, 1998 at 17:10:44:
In response to The Matthew Effect and reading (longish and a bit academic), written by Linden on July 30, 1998 at 20:58:46
At the school my younger siblings attend, they sometimes organize a "reading marathon". Points are given for books read and the one who gets more points win. It definitely throw Joaquín in a frenzy of reading and he ended up by begging me to take him to the library to get some books by Salgari. He lectures me on XVI C ships and cannons now ;-)
And as for my youger cousin María, I gave her one of those modern mistery books for Christmas and she not only read it but asked her mother to buy her another one of the same series. Even María herself was surprised that she had read one at all!
I still have some hope for her.;-)
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