I need a quick read and who’s Hemingway?

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 2:22 pm

As luck would have it, my oldest needed “a quick read” for a language arts requirement before spring break. I went to my now less-than-complete (because I lost every book I owned in Hurricane Ivan) bookcase and grabbed a thin one – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. “Here,” I said. “It’s a quick read, and you’ll enjoy the story.” Ha – I slipped a classic into my son’s unsuspecting hands. So now both boys are reading the glorious writers of yore. Instead of grabbing a Mr. Underpants or Wimpy Kid kind of book, hand them something they’ll remember forever. It will be our little secret.

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One Comment on “I need a quick read and who’s Hemingway?”

  1. The Vilardi Library is always open. Guy wants to buy me a Kindle for my birthday in a few days. I am adamantly opposed. I am KNOWN for my library in my ‘hood. I get phone calls almost weekly from friends who want to come by and get a new book. I love to touch a book and then hand it off to someone else saying “Ohhhh…you’ll LOVE this one… it’s about…”

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