My fifth grader said tonight at bedtime, "Mom you need to do some loose reading." I questioned, "loose reading?" She replied with, "You read too many teaching books or books about food. You know you are always learning. Learning books. You'd really like this book."
She's currently reading the second book in the Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans and stalked classroom libraries at our school until she could find the second one. I'm going to ponder her advice. She is observant.