Anne-with-an-e and Betsy also listen in over breakfast reading with Ramona, and we all totally get this quote:
"Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage."
And, how delightful was it to hear this from Ramona the other day: "Mommy, did you know that reading A Little Princess makes me realize all the things I take for granted in my life! Like having clothes that fit me! And food! And a heater!"
I love sharing books with my favorite people in the universe.
(Will I be 92 years old, doddering in a nursing home, and inviting my 59, 56 and 52-year old daughters to drop by for a rollicking read-aloud of Deathly Hallows? "Bring the grandkids! And the great-grandkids! Have some pumpkin pasties! Someone find my dentures -- I can't do Snape's voice without them!" )