19 March 2013

George Saunders on children's books




"Your instincts as parents are correct: a minute spent reading to your kids now will repay itself a million-fold later, not only because they love you for reading to them, but also because, years later, when they’re miles away, those quiet evenings, when you were tucked in with them, everything quiet but the sound of the page-turns, will, seem to you, I promise, sacred." 

— George Saunders


Just when I thought it wasn't possible to be any more in love with George Saunders, I stumbled upon this list of his recommended children's books that ended with the quote above.  Man-crush, you have been upgraded to threat level: Swoon.  (Read his recommendations here at Dinner a Love Story)

2 comments:

Shannon Fox said...

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