We all know that reading aloud to our children is important but, like any habit or ritual, it’s hard to do well (or consistently). Here’s some advice to help you cultivate your reading skills and develop a longterm habit.
Have you ever encountered a paragraph that itself was worth the price of the book? I did while reading Dr. Scott F. Crider’s The Office of Assertion. Here it is, linguaphiles (for free!): In the metaphysics of grammar, each part of speech concerns one of three conditions—being, becoming, or relation: Nouns, pronouns, and adjectives concern
AFTER APPLE PICKING, BY ROBERT FROST MY long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. 5 But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on
Over at the LTW Mentor we’ve been discussing what book of poetry folks recommend to a mother who wants to give her daughter a gift book. As you might expect, I wandered from the point when somebody asked what to choose if you don’t already know what you like. It’s a good question and it