Insomniacs Anonymous 8-12-14

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You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

Question: What was your favorite story that an adult read to you as a child? Do you still love it?

One response to “Insomniacs Anonymous 8-12-14

  1. Megan Norris Jones

    When I was expecting my first child, my mother dug through the attic and retrieved some of my favorite children’s books that she had saved for me to share with my children. I hadn’t looked at many of these books since I was very small, and I still remember the tension and excitement I found in their pages. One book in particular, The Lively Little Rabbit, has a picture in which the weasel tries to get in the bunny’s house, but at the last minute the bunny runs out the back door. I hadn’t realized there was a back door, so his narrow escape was a huge relief, and I can still relive that frightening moment whenever I read the book to my own child. Of course, when I contrast it to the new picture books I’m buying, I can see how writing conventions have changed so much in the years since it was written. Still, the book was already old when I enjoyed it as a child, and there’s something about a classic that appeals to children today as much as it did to my generation and the ones that came before me.

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