Weekly Reading: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

There is something about reading your parent’s favorite books.  I have read my father’s favorite books often.  The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were part of my childhood and adulthood.  Dune wasn’t something I could wrap my head around until I was in my 20s.  My father’s love of Napoleonic era Navy books areRead more

My Parents Made Me The Reader I Am Today

My first book related memory is learning to read with my parents.  I remember sitting on my father’s lap and reading Ramona the Pest.  I must have been about 5 years old at the time.  I am not entirely sure the memory is accurate.  It doesn’t matter, this was a common occurrence during my childhood.Read more