Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The pen is mightier then the sword
Book club today. We eat in a restaurant and discuss a best seller. Gets me out of my comfort zone of reading classics and gives me perspective about what is out there. We have books all over the house.. in every room of the house which ultimately find their way off the shelves and into the kids hands...Just imagine if we raised a generation of readers?! How much smarter the world would be if they read Dostoevsky instead of playing Call of Duty. How much more imaganitive our planet would be if they understood CS Lewis instead of postings on facebook. How much kinder we all would be if we contemplated Mother Teresa's Simple Path instead of Jersery Shores Path.? I try and glorify reading to them, the merits ,benefits, knowledge gained....My youngest son said, "Well, I guess it has to be easy at first, like in your book club. You guys read easy books." I said, "what? Why do you think that?" he said," I can tell by the titles, The Help, Room, She Was, Little Bee, Into the Wild... "
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