Thursday, November 17, 2011

Burning the Midnight Oil

Yesterday we visited the library after a fun and exhausting time at our homeschool bounce day. Everyone selected a pile of books. Eamon picked up his usual comic books as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He read the first three books a few months ago, and we decided to wait for the remaining books. I was concerned about my sensitive guy and the heavier subject matter in the later books. I am not sure why he decided to read it now, but he was insistent. I figured we could read it together.

When we arrived home, Eamon began reading. He read non-stop for the rest of the afternoon and evening. He crawled into bed with me when I went to sleep still reading. When Dave was ready for bed, Eamon wanted to stay up and read. Moving to his bed with a reading light, he read until 2am. He then sat in the master bathroom with the door shut until 3:18am. At that time, Eamon finished the book. As he crawled into bed, he exclaimed that it was the best book ever.
Sorry for the bad photo- it was 1:30 in the morning!


  1. he read the whole 4th book?! wow! audrey use to do that too. <3

  2. That's incredible and so very very AWESOME!!! It reminded me of the joy that came when I read the series for the first time. I remember finishing each book and waiting for what seemed like forever for the next book to come out!!

    I'm so impressed that he's able to read such a HUGE book in such a short period of time! They just get bigger and better from here on out E!!!

    I think my favorite was #5 (Order of the Phoenix) but I certainly loved The Goblet of Fire too!!