My sister doesn't read. She isn't like my brother, who ocassionally finishes a book that suited him. She isn't like me, an anxious reader who doesn't feel quite right if not in the middle of a book. She is herself, and she couldn't even finish the first Harry Potter. And, yes, I know that this is a sin.
But I gave her Paper Towns, and she seems interested, and I am infinitely hopeful. Maybe, just maybe, if I give her all the right books and badger her enough, maybe she will like reading.
But, of course, I need a plan. Things don't work if you don't have a plan. (Can you tell that I recently read Paper Towns and am sort of fascinated by Margo Roth Spiegelman?)
- Give her Paper Towns. Because it's impossible not to love Paper Towns.
- Make her read The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
- Make her read The Fault in our Stars
- Find Twilight somewhere and make her read it too (okay, listen, before you go ahead an click "unfollow blog", let me be clear. I'm not a particular fan of Twilight, but if it was the phenomenon that it was, it must at least get my sister reading.)
- Hand over Looking for Alaska
- Maybe I'm being too hopeful but... Harry Potter? Please? And then maybe we can replenish the collection that my brother mutilated.
I don't lose anything by hoping. I will get my beautiful sister to read.