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  •  We had similar moms (6+ / 0-)

    After school evenings, I walked to the house from the bus with my nose in a book -- quarter mile or a little more, on a farm.

    So one afternoon when I went to open our yard gate I found a snake coiled neatly at the bottom of it...and hopped over the gate without opening it and rushed into the house to tell my mom.

    She had, earlier in the day, killed the snake in a nest, stealing eggs. So because she wanted to ensure that I paid attention to something other than a book, she posed it at the gate for me to find.

    Odd viewpoint indeed.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:14:17 PM PST

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    •  And now we have parents despairing (3+ / 0-)
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      because their kids don't read enough -- it takes something like a Harry Potter or (shudder) Twilight to get them to crack open the pages of a book.

      I've always been an avid reader, started at 2-1/2 and never looked back. In 6th grade I was reading at college level (according to tests); my mom didn't set many limits on what I could read except she didn't want me reading anything with excessive sex or violence...so I read those in the stacks at the library instead of bringing them home, just skimming past the parts I didn't understand or made me feel "icky".

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:15:06 PM PST

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      •  yep ... missed Harold Robbins completely 'til (1+ / 0-)
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        that misbegotten reference to "the Classics" in Star Trek: The Voyage Home.

        OTOH, some of the things I fell into reading are hours I'll never get back. I'm a big fan of Westerns. FWIW, Longarm's not one.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:48:48 PM PST

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