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Friday, June 19, 2015



What a beautiful post. And so very true.

michelle t

Oh, wow, you really brought up some feelings for me. Not all good, some are, but that's ok, that's how we grow as humans. You need to sometimes feel something you'd rather forget. Anyway, I sat for hours in the summer under a tree in our backyard o r the park less than a block away reading. First it was Nancy Drew, and others. I read Agatha Christie at 10 or 11. I still have a love of period or historical mysteries (I know you're not a fan). And I'd hoped my daughter, now 10, would have loved those Nancy Drews like I did. I still have them and saved them for her. She doesn't like them, not even a little bit. Sigh... But, she's a reader, and I'm thankful for that. Anyway, I'm sorry to go on, I love your writing, you get to me (in a good way that I'm grateful for). Thanks. Michelle t

Kim Edsen

What a cool revelation. For me it was Laura Ingalls Wilder and L.M. Montgomery. Happily, my 8 year old twin daughters are fans of Laura and her family. They are not yet interested in Anne and her adventures, but I am hoping someday they'll love those stories as much as I do.


One of my biggest regrets is that I have such limited experience of bonding with my boys over books. The older two both despise reading (gasp - groan). Thankfully, Sean and I have have had excellent reading experiences with the Harry Potter series (his all-time favorite and what we re-read together most often), some Kate DiCamillo books, The Boys Against the Girls series, and a few others. But, alas, none of these were books I relished as a child. I totally get that longing to bring up a book from your past and have it move your child in similar ways to how it moved you when you were young. My husband is experiencing this somewhat as he re-reads his old Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Story books to Trevor and Sean most nights. He remembers how much he loved them and the boys seem to respond to them just as favorably. Maybe my time will come. Thank goodness for Sean's love of reading or I'd be one sad momma!

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