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Shout out to that feeling you get when your child discovers that many of the books you have been trying to get her to read (and have read yourself) are on her Honor's English list. yeah...
June 3, 2012
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Of course I'm old and out of touch. But I've picked up a couple of things along the way.
Does she like them when she does read them? I'm still recovering from my niece's declaration that To Kill A Mockingbird is the stupidest book she's ever read. -
so far, yes Edit: let me qualify that. I would say "mostly"... there have been one or two (the titles escape me) that she has abandoned because (I think) there was just too much exposition and/or the writing was too formal. -
That's good. I've decided to be happy that my niece reads, since her mother (my sister) does not. Her dad really doesn't, either. -
So, which books are on the list? -
Can't recall them all but "Out of The Silent Planet" and "Pride and Prejudice" were two of them. -
and "Invisible Man" I think -
"The Grapes of Wrath" scenes still haunt me to this day in certain images I see. The last time I read this was in HS and I would venture to say in 10th grade. My fuzzy math says 37 years ago. Books are powerful! -
I love Invisible Man. I need to reread it sometime soon. It sounds like her school has much more impressive reading lists than the one I attended had. This is good. -
I always got a deep sense of satisfaction and joy when one of my kids would read a book that read (and loved) at their age, and then told me they thought it was a good book too! Actually, I still do to this day, even though they're young adults. I guess it validates one's own perspective when your children feel the same way about things (certain things, anyway. I understand if they don't find Helen Mirren as sexy as I do.) -
I am so grateful for the books I had to read in English. Opened up so much more of the literary world to me. -
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Our niece (12) was able to find 4 of her summer reading books from my parents house (grandma) still on the shelves from our childhoods. -
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