Sunday, August 16, 2009

The kind of review I want someday

A couple of days ago, one of my friends called. She had an errand to run, and her six-year-old daughter, Sierra, wasn't feeling well. Could I please come over for about twenty minutes and sit with her?

I said that was fine. On my way out the door, I grabbed a book to read to Sierra: Crazy Hair, by Neil Gaiman, with utterly fabulous illustrations by Dave McKean. She loved it.

A couple of days later, I was walking my dog past their house. Sierra came up, slipped her hand into mine, and said, "Could that book we read come and live at my house, please?"


  1. Awww...!

    Also, you must be a really nice and patient reader to kids.

    Of course, you gave it away to her, right?

  2. Actually, her Mom and I had been talking about DreamHaven Books, so they went there so she could pick out her own copy, as well as some other wonderful books.