I sat down with my pre-teen, too-soon-to-be-teen son and asked him if he would like to be interviewed on my blog. Bouncing up and down and nodding his head vigorously, he agreed.
Jonah, what would you say is your favorite thing about being 10?
Hmmm. I can stay up longer so I can read more books.
Ahh. And what is your favorite book right now and why?
My favorite book is The Mysterious Benedict Society because it is mysterious.
Would you care to elaborate a little bit?
Tell me more about why you like this book.
As I told you, it’s mysterious. And adventurous. And surprising. (giggle)
My favorite character is Reynie…and Kate, because she is very adventurous.
What is this story about?
It’s about four kids, out of hundreds of kids, these four kids completed a series of tests and are now part of a secret spy organization which is trying to save all of mankind. That’s all. I’m not a spoil-sport.
Very good. What is your favorite color, and why?
Green. Because it’s the recycling color and it reminds me of lushy grass.
How do you like living in New England?
Again. (Living in New England again.) Excellent, except almost all of my friends have moved away. And it’s so wet, except for the winter, but mostly it’s so wet that the Great Lakes would look like a joke to New England. And I bet every New Englander would disagree about that, but hey, it gets wet here. That’s all. Oh, except for, it’s good to be back at our old library.
Good point. Tell me about your local library.
Our library has a lego club, chess club, strategy game club, a teen area, a children’s area and the rest of the area is adults and classrooms. And it has lots and lots of books. And some videos, playaways, tapes, cds and video games. All of the library people are friendly and it has a friendly atmosphere. Never dark or creepy, or feeling like something has died there and never been found. It gets plenty of sunlight. It has fishes and a little kids area that has Thomas train tracks and stuffed animals.
Sounds like a great library.
So, Jonah, is there anything else you would like our readers to know?
Beware of the werewolves.
I should have been more specific. Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about you?
I like playing outside, climbing trees, reading books, and for some reason, campus safety doesn’t like us climbing trees often. I like listening to Harry Potter audiobooks and when my mom and dad read me Harry Potter books. And I enjoy reading Wolves of the Beyond by Kathryn Lasky.
Anything else non-book related?
I like playing video games.
Thank you, Jonah, for joining me on the blog today. You’re my favorite 10 year old in the whole world. 🙂
I’ll be letting Jonah check comments with me throughout the day and over the weekend, so say hello in the comment box.
And I’ll be interviewing Abby sometime next week. She’s very excited.
Also, if you haven’t yet voted in Wednesday’s poll, there’s still time to let me know what kind of things you’d like to read more of here on the blog.