- Mon, Dec 22, 2014
How is it you can remember the words to a Dr. Seuss book from 30 years ago? The answer is, if you read it hundreds of times to your five children, it will become indelibly imprinted on your brain.
The Sneetches was one of those well-rehearsed books for me and my children. It’s been at least fifteen years since I last read that particular Seussian tome to our youngest. But I have always been able to recite the opening from memory:
“Now the star-bellied Sneetches had bellies with stars
And the ...
- Thu, Nov 20, 2014
This past weekend I finished one of the most delightful books I’ve ever read. I don’t use the word “delightful” blithely. Each chapter was like savoring every morsel of a sumptuous meal. I was saddened when the book came to an end.
The book was “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” by Cary Elwes (the Dread Pirate Roberts). Actually, it was the audio book, which was read by the author with his charming British accent. That actually enhanced the experience.
The reading was also ...