Daily Archives: July 9, 2010

Aidan’s Summer Reading

Aidan's not grooving on Ernest Hemingway, but other writers may catch his fancy.

In the time that he’s not a self-described “blue collar worker” logging 4 hours per day as a camp counselor, Aidan has started to crack the books again.

I’m not talking school books.

I’m referring to book books.  Novels.  Non-fiction works.  Plays. 

You get the idea.

A formerly passionate reader who took a multi-year hiatus starting in middle school, Aidan is showing signs of increased interest in returning to the reading fold.

So, when he mentioned last night at 8:44 that he would like a couple of books from the library, Dunreith and I bolted to the car, drove over and managed to check out a couple of books at 8:58, a full two minutes before closing time.

Aidan has begun, but is not loving, Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, the Oak Park native’s classic tale of love and valor during the Spanish Civil War.  We also took out a Charles Bukowski reader and Alice in Wonderland from the library (Quite a combo, eh?).

Any suggestions?  There could be a prize coming your way if he nibbles and bites.