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I’ve been reading children’s books lately in an effort to screen things for Big Girl. Well, probably for Little Girl, too, but she’s not finished with nearly every book in the house, as Big Girl is. Some books are famous – they’ve been made into movies – and these are among the ones Big Girl…

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How I Read

“But Tom got into a book, crawled and groveled between the covers, tunneled like a mole among the thoughts, and came up with the book all over his face and hands.” –East of Eden, John Steinbeck When I read that, I thought, “That is exactly how I am with books!” I’m more than half-way through…

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Re-Reading a Classic

I just finished re-reading The Grapes of Wrath the other night. Though the book is wildly depressing, it is also really fantastic. Kind of like Saving Private Ryan and The Passion of the Christ. They are good, but you don’t really enjoy them much. There were a few things I noticed about the book, which…

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