I think this is a great idea and I’m all for it.

Nerdy Book Club

Disclaimer: I love middle grade. That wasn’t always the case. When I was in 5th grade I would have been recognized as a reluctant reader. I loved reading Goosebumps and because I was super into sports I devoured all the Matt Christopher books I could get my hands on. I was exposed to other books as well through read-alouds (I still remember my teacher reading WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS and trying not to sob as she got closer and closer to the end). But really, outside of R.L. Stine and Matt Christopher, I had no idea reading could be for pleasure or entertainment. Assigned homework reading was another way I experienced great books, but because I thought reading was like math, a tactile skill I would just need to learn to get through daily life as an adult, I couldn’t appreciate it at the time. I also had…

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