steve p wrote:I don't know if my son (14) has ever finished reading a novel in his life. It upsets me a great deal at what he's missing, but nothing I can do seems to get him interested in reading fiction. maybe it's a generation thing, because kids seem not to do many things that I did when little (playing outside, for instance).
I've no real scientific proof but it's my opinion that boys generally prefer to read non-fiction rather than fiction ..... even as adults women in general read far more fiction than men. I have brothers who wouldn't read a novel to save their lives but can't get enough of biographies and autobiographies of various sports stars.
You're right, Fran, in that he will read non-fiction, and I wonder if I'm wrong in thinking he should touch fiction more (after all, we are all as we are, if you follow my meaning, and I should let him be his own personality).
-- 30 Mar 2012, 12:26 --
lincolnp wrote:I can't find that one thing that seems to "grab" my daughter. She had been looking covetously at my Kindle, so I got her one for Christmas. She blew through 2 books - A Boy Called It and a sequel, but that is as far as it has gone. We go to the library (which she loves) and book stores (which she loves even more - but I find her looking at games and crafts rather than books). We get books from the library, we get books at the store, I've ordered books from the Scholastic Book Club through school - and they just sit there... Help!
I guess us adults are all in the same boat, then!