Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011
I think I’m getting the reading bug again and trying to pass it along to my kids. Elijah is a voracious reader, often with three or four books alight, and when I told Talia about the summer reading club at the library, there were squeals of joy.
After reading an article about a recent publisher’s edit to Tom Sawyer, I’d realized that I hadn’t read said book in 20 years. I didn’t realize just how much I loved this book.
My copy was a gift from my maternal grandparents for my 7th birthday (along with copies of Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and Swiss Family Robinson). Once Elijah’s through one of his books, I think it’s time for him to read Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn. If not for the sheer classic aspect, but for the how-to nature of boydom and transitioning into maturity (while having excessive amounts of fun along the way).