I, for one, am excited about Al Roker’s book club I think it’s fantastic that Al will bring publicity to books and reading in general. I just fininished watching the book club introduction on-line, and I love the enthusiasm for reading! I especially like the kid they interviewed who said he’s planning to read The Count of Monte Cristo this summer. Go kid! If Al’s book club gets parents and kids excited about reading, then I say “Hip hip hooray!” Of course, as parent myself, I can’t imagine not reading and not getting kids excited about reading. But, alas, I know that not all parents are reading freaks like I am. Too bad for them :)
I’ve been hearing about Hugo Cabret on blogs for months now. I confess I am a “trend reader.” If everyone else is reading it, I want to read it too! Now I’ll definitely have to get my hands on a copy of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Al Roker, if you’re out there, thanks!