beezus and ramona

I was a HUGE reader when I was younger. I would lock myself away and read for an entire day. Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, VC Andrews, you name it. I would house a 500 page book in 2 and a half hours (which would frustrate my mom or dad who had just bought it for me!). I would read my favorite books over and over again and sometimes I would even write books (big surprise).

Some of these books from my childhood room are now waiting on Ruby's shelves for when she is able to crack open a youth reader and spend the day engrossed as I used to. She is almost there- I can't believe how well she is doing with her reading at just 5 and a half years old. I am so grateful to her teacher for that! I am looking forward to Ruby enjoying literature and was reminded of these special times recently when her little sister Elkë took this book that I received as a gift from my aunt Lucy (an illustrator and author) off of Ruby's shelf and started carrying it around. She must have thought the front cover art was funny as it is particularly poignant these days. Ruby and Elkë ARE Beezus and Ramona!

What has changed since I was a little avid reader is the price of a good paperback!


1 comment:

  1. I am right there with you sister! I miss be able to lock myself in my room and read!!!!! That was my biggest escape from reality, now watching the Real Housewives is...how sad : (