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Growing Bookworms

1946 In my baby book my mom wrote: “A book worm–she loved all books. At 2 years her favorites were Dumbo, Children’s Garden of Verses, Alice in Wonderland. Was always eager for Cinderella, Goldilocks, etc.” My parents read to us … Continue reading

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Growing Bookworms

1946 In my baby book my mom wrote: “A book worm–she loved all books. At 2 years her favorites were Dumbo, Children’s Garden of Verses, Alice in Wonderland. Was always eager for Cinderella, Goldilocks, etc.” My parents read to us … Continue reading

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Goblins–My English Husband Reads to Grandson

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Corduroy Over 35 Years

Vanessa was 15 months old; maybe that is why she is distracted by the camera, unlike her more attentive son. She would have listened more attentively to Andy than to someone reading with her eyes closed.

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1st Child, 2nd Child

This is from a graduate school paper on child development I wrote in 1977, when Anne was 4 and Michelle was 2.I am still realizing to what extent the mother I am is shaped by the child I am mothering. … Continue reading

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Is Paradise a Public Library?

  “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges  This is  my favorite quotation, but Borges should have added the word “public.” I intensely dislike college libraries. How often do you use your library card? … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry Kitty:: Mommy Will Read to You

In my baby book my mom wrote: “A book worm–she loved all books. At 2 years her favorites were Dumbo, Children’s Garden of Verses, Alice in Wonderland. Was always eager for Cinderella, Goldilocks, etc.” Under my favorite books, she listed … Continue reading

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