A quick hello.


Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I’ll be fleshing out the blog over the next few days, but wanted to say a quick ‘hi’ and give you a little background on this blog and what I plan to share here.

First, I conceived of this blog after reading this article about how many dads do NOT read to their kids.  A little more research seems to back up the original author’s research.  After reading this article, I thought back to my days as a hammer-swinging contractor and realized that most of the other guys with me didn’t read to their kids.

I was really lucky to have a dad who read to me.

I read to my daughter almost every night.  A few books every day.  I’m not a spectacular reader, but my daughter doesn’t care, she just enjoys the stories.  At this point she has a huge library and has most of her books memorized.  She loves the ‘scritch-scratching’ of the Tailipo (she even sees them in the woods on occasion); she knows that dad can be a grumbly bear in the morning without his coffee; her imaginary friends originate from the stories we read to her but now have lives of their own outside the books.

I want to share the fun I have reading through this blog and YouTube.  I’ll share the books we enjoy reading.  In addition, I’ll share some of the books I enjoy reading so you have a better sense of who I am.  I want to show other dads (and moms) how much fun reading can be and to share the books that we enjoy.  Lastly, as we do something that I think is fun, I’ll also post that to this blog (ginger beer anyone?).

I would like to provide a space for other dads to show their reading skills and favorite books.  If you email me, I’ll provide details for how to get your favorite books posted here.

Take the iPad away from your kid and read!

I do use affiliate links on the blog, so if you want to use them and purchase a book, your purchase will help support this blog.