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  •  I hope you're right. (2+ / 0-)
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    edrie, Brecht

    This is why I'm very careful what books I chose for us to do, it has to be something he will enjoy. I don't want him to feel like he's being forced to read something boring, or see reading as work at this point in time. I figure he has the rest of his life to explore fiction if I can get him to enjoy reading again. So I'm picking and choosing carefully, and leaving out some traditional classics for now (things with older more stilted language that will be harder for him to decipher with his speech and language delays, for example).

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:30:21 PM PST

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    •  oh, get him bram stoker's dracula! (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, high uintas

      that STILL has me hooked years later - i've read it over 25 times, directed it for a pbs segment (at carolina) and for theatre.  that is one of the BEST books ever written.  

      don't do the kindle version.  that one was done gutenberg and at the end of the book, whoever was transcribing was so sloppy that there are incomplete sentences and the ending is nothing like the book (of which i still keep multiple copies for loaning and reading).

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:44:25 PM PST

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