Friday, July 9, 2010

It Is Weighing On Me!!!

Okay, here is how it went down....I can barely sleep just considering the consequences of it all....

At a recent 4th of July party my 6 year old book reading angel saw his elementary school LIBRARIAN and he said,"Hey Ms. Strudel, how many books have you read??" (Her name is not Strudel but she got married recently and apparently he couldn't recall either her maiden or married names...)

She replied,"Hundreds.." and smiled. I, on the other hand, GASPED..HUNDREDS of books..in a WHOLE lifetime????WHAT? I probably read about 100-150 EVERY YEAR!

I haven't been able to stop thinking about which wonderful books she HAS NOT read....she probably knows Scout and Boo Ridley in To Kill a Mockingbird (she went to High School, after all)..BUT.....

she probably hasnt:

cried when Clay opened the box with his quilt in Clay's Quilt by Silas House, OR
bawled the UGLY cry when grandpa sewed roses into the burlap to line Grandma's grave in Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns, OR
does she even know the merits of both Joe Merelli and Ranger in the Stephanie Plum series??? Does she even know about Grandma Mazur?

It has been hard for me NOT to e-mail her a suggested summer reading list..it would surely include:
1. Cold Sassy Tree, my favorite
2. Every Fannie Flagg book, NOT THE MOVIES
3. the Miss Julia series by Ann Ross, maybe she doesn't know Hazel Marie is expecting twins with Mr. JD Pickens!!!!!
4. She could start with Llama, Llama, Mad at Mama
5. The whole darn Mitford series!

It pains me to think she is a librarian and has only read hundreds of books...my list grows longer daily....she probably doesn't like dogs either!


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