"he that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. by study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes." - r.h.barrow
reading is one of the great joys and best comforts of my life. it is so pleasing to me to see my little offspring find diversion and happiness in books, and get the same kind of excitement that i do for a trip to the library (even if it means settling your fines).
i have noticed that if i let her read when she's on time out it shortens the time in half till she's back to her normal self and wanting to apologize for an outburst. if i bring her a book to the bathroom she relaxes and has less trouble than she normally does in there, if you know what i mean.
the best is when i tell her to put down her book and do something and she begs for one more page. yes, she is in danger of being quite as eternally addicted to and dependent on reading as her mother. fortunately, it's the one addiction i will pass along with delight.