This afternoon when I went to my hairdresser, I asked how her daughter liked her new Kindle. It was the only thing this 12-year old had wanted for Christmas and as a voracious reader she'd been delirious with anticipation, hoping to find one under the tree.
But I could see in the mirror that my friend was shaking her head. "Well," she said, "she loved it until she saw her friends with a Nook. They can play games and read, but so far they're just playing games. I hope she gets back into reading soon."
I hope she does, too! Confession: I'd been planning to hint around about one of my e-books for her daughter, you know, point her to the Amazon site, but decided to save my ploy for another time. My next appointment is in six weeks, so I'll let you know how things are going with these young readers. Stay tuned!