Breaking the Rules & Growing Readers by Rebekah O’Dell

This article is well written and an easy read. It is insightful to understand that I am not the only one who developed reading habits in a similar way.

Nerdy Book Club

For six consecutive Sundays, we broke the rules, operating in the strictest of secrecy.

When the 9 o’clock bedtime hour struck, my brother and I went upstairs to our respective bedrooms per usual. I ran to my room, quickly turned off the light, and huddled by the door, listening for my brother’s door to shut, straining my eyes to see his light go off. I waited for my mom to come get me and silently signal the all clear.

After all,  Pride and Prejudice isn’t for younger brothers.

I padded down the hall to my parents’ bedroom — dark except for the blue glow of the television.  My dad scooted toward the edge, making room for me in the center, smushed between parents and pillows in the queen-sized bed. The screen lit up in a soft rose hue, lilting theme music commenced, and I was utterly transfixed.

This was a…

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