Today is Day 30 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.
Memories of Books
I met with my writing friend Linda for our monthly get together – to share writing, a lunch, and lots of talk.
We got talking about memory and I said I had trouble remembering last week, let alone two years ago. (I couldn’t remember a book I had won 2 years ago). She said my long term memory was probably better and that I could remember favourite books I had read to my children (which is true). I then shared this story with her:
One of my youngest son’s favourite books was “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. He wanted me to sing the song every night before going to sleep.
Several years later, I attended a writer’s conference and Munsch was the keynote speaker. He read that book and even sang the song I always sang. My first thought though was – he wasn’t singing it correctly! I did get him to sign the book though – it is now my most treasured book.
It is also a book that I read regularly to my students – at least until my Mom died in 2008. After that I just could not read it.
What treasured books do you remember reading to your children?