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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Maybe it runs in the family....

Q: What could warm a writer-mom’s heart more than her 14-year-old son coming home from school one day last week and asking, “Hey Mom, ever hear of a writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald?”

A: When that same son comes home from school yesterday and says, “We’re going to start reading the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Think it’s going to be any good, Mom?”

What I just finished reading: My Misspent Youth: Essays, by Meghan Daum


Maddy said...

Hmm that sounds fabulous!
BEst wishes

Michelle O'Neil said...

Ah. A connection over books. Nothing like it.

Perhaps he'll follow in his mother's footsteps and become a writer himself?

Lisa R. said...

Well...perhaps only if meteorology and/or sports broadcasting don't work out for him....or maybe he'll write a best seller about an important game that takes place in a freak weather event.

lindakays said...

Ain't it great? I nearly fell over when I learned Fitzgerald is one of my son's favorite writers. He has all his books. I definitely think parents pass on their love of reading.