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In My Own Words:
I have probably read an average of a book a day from the time I turned 5. Life without books would not be worth living for me! I am always in search of that elusive book that can transport me to its own place and time---not a fantasy book, but a book that so evokes a setting and feeling that you are truly there. I have made a few lists of books that have done that! I am the mother of three chi… Read more
I have probably read an average of a book a day from the time I turned 5. Life without books would not be worth living for me! I am always in search of that elusive book that can transport me to its own place and time---not a fantasy book, but a book that so evokes a setting and feeling that you are truly there. I have made a few lists of books that have done that! I am the mother of three children, 2 boys and girl, and I feel my most important mission as a parent is to give them a love of reading. Today I read mostly non-fiction, as I can't find much modern fiction for adults that I truly like---I want to find books that are non-ironic yet non-sappy, with clear writing, not overdone metaphors, and a real story to tell. Not easy to find! I am fascinated with good science writing, memoirs from China and memoirs of regional American childhoods---if you have any suggestions, let me know!! I do some reading of books on autism and Aspergers Syndrome as my older son has the latter. I occasionally read parenting books, mainly not the advice kind but the memoir kind. Lately I am reading more board books, to my daughter, and it's fun finding out what she likes! My older son likes to have non-fiction reference books read to him, and my younger son is currently enjoying the Narnia series.
Thanks for reading my reviews! Happy reading to all of you!
Update 9/08 As happens for us all, time has passed since I wrote this! My daughter, now age 4, was diagnosed last year as autistic. I don't read as many books about autism as I might, because often they are so biased toward one kind of treatment or one cause, but I still very much appreciate the few books I've reviewed with an even and helpful approach about the topic! My 14 year old son has become a reader! It's a dream come true. He is reading a LOT of non-fiction about trains and especially about the building of railroads. My 11 year old is an off and on reader---he really like manga books, which I have mixed feelings about, but also has enjoyed William Sleator and Edward Bloor. I don't have as much time to read as I once did, thus I have a HUGE pile of books by my bed, but still very much like reading about China, genetics, Maine and childhood memoirs. Thanks to all who read my reviews!
Autism, recent Chinese history, genetics, Maine, books that engage boys, weather books, funny travel books
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