Mommy Life’s Barbara Curtis on Les Miserables(the book and the musical) by Victor Hugo. Yes. Yes. Yes. Preach it, Barbara!
Kate asks about re-reading books. She’s reading Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Boks They Love–for the first time, I believe. Do you re-read books? Which ones? Go tell Kate all about it, or leave a note here.
The Royal Society of Literature (British) asked J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, and Andrew Motion (who’s he?) to each choose ten books that they thought children should have read before they left school. Kimbofo at Reading Matters has the rather interesting resulting list. I like Beatrix Potter and Maurice Sendak, but . . . . And why did Pullman choose I Samuel, chapter 17 (David and Goliath) out of the whole Bible?