All The Stories I Want To Share
Some people are lousy drunk. I was lousy pregnant.
Yet, in a few rare, romantic moments, I envisioned reading fairy tales, poetry, and mythology to my child, sharing all the moments of wonder and joy they’d created for me. And for the first six months or so of Mir’s life, I did–until he discovered his own likes and dislikes, and my reading list was trampled over in favor of Karen Katz and Tails.
Fast forward to today. Mir still loves picking his own books–we read a few at bedtime, and during our “Restful Story Time” in the afternoon. Sometimes, I read aloud, while he curls up next to me, looking over my shoulder. Over the past few months, though, our reading list has shifted–more of my picks are being accepted again, so that we read one Mir book, then one Mummy book, then one Mir book, without any squirming or complaining at all.
And that’s what this blog is about, for now. My reading. Mir’s reading. Our reading.
It’s an exploration of what can be read, outside of the norm–reading something both of us will enjoy, finding big books that are fun, or can be performed, or adapted to Mir’s level. Because although I don’t want to be the crazy parent who pushes their kid to the limit, I do want to be the parent who shares all her book love, all the stories I’ve loved (and even a few I’ve hated). And, aside from the obvious, don’t go there themes, I truly believe any story can be adapted for any age. Besides, that’s what parents do, isn’t it? They adapt–life, stories, foodstuffs.
Once Upon A Time…
This blog has been through many iterations. It started as a portfolio site, grew into a place for me to write about my thoughts on reading and bookishness, returned to a portfolio function, then settled into a blend of news and reviews. It’s grown and changed over the years, just like I have.
I would like to say it has a definite focus, or at least some sort of niche. But it doesn’t really. I can promise that almost every post will relate to books, reading, or parenting, because these are the things I think about most.
Will the blog change again? Of course. You know the story, about scholars searching for one universal truth? Theirs was, “This too, shall pass.” Which can also be interpreted as “Things change.” And that’s a good thing.
So for now, I’m blogging about reading more and writing less. And about reading with a toddler, two going on three.
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