|Reading to my guys began when they were born and a dozen years later they still love a good story|
I did not have social skills for dealing with people my own age. Until I started school, I was surrounded with great grandparents and Great aunts and uncles and could easily talk to people in their 80's and 90's - but 5 or 6!!! No.
So reading became my refuge, hiding behind a book allowed me to escape eye contact and gave me experience and "friends" and practice at the things kids did and thought until I could finally leave Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden on the shelf and talk to flesh and blood friends too.
|Hooked my son on Star Wars Novels and his first poem was about Star Wars|
|This freckle faced "Me" loved books|
|May be why glasses became essential in 4th grade and by this 10th grade shot no-one could imagine me without them|
|I think I loved this dress due to Laura Ingalls|
|and my husband loved Dr. Doolittle so the animals also came thanks to books|
We ended up having a house full of books, two sons, and at one time, a dozen parrots, 2 cats and 2 greyhounds. The craziness often drove us to taking long road trips, where, instead of reading, we would listen to books on tape, and that is how I shared the first 4 Harry Potter books with boys who were too young to read them themselves. Later the books were devoured by the boys on their own, but I miss those family drives with the story shared between us.
|Going to See Writer, Timothy Zahn was a family Treat|
|Thrilled to hold my first book in proof|
|Still Thrilled with two novels in print|
|Posing my Anne Geddes Sunflower baby in my Yard|
|Judy, my first and most faithful best friend|
|Oh Give Me a Home|