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July 3: What is your favorite book purchasing (borrowed from the library, etc) memory?
My mom went to college while I was in elementary school. She read this book – Bridge to Terabithia – for one of her Child Literature classes (she’s a teacher), and made all sorts of college-y comments about it. I don’t remember how she got me to read Katherine Patterson’s book, but I do remember falling in love with it – it’s one of the books I try to read once a year. I loved my mother’s pencil-written notes in the margins. I loved that I was a kid reading a “college book.” I loved the room painted gold, and peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches, and puppies and hippies and magical kingdoms, and when I wore out my mother’s copy and had to buy a new one, I loved the fact that I loved a book enough to wear it out. It’s one of the very few books I have more than one copy of – my mom’s old, taped-together version from twenty years ago, and a newer, still glued together version I’m going to tell my son college-y things about to get him interested in reading it.
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