Saturday Before I Die Blogging

G/Son and I are about to finish up The Secret Garden, a chapter of which we read whenever he spends the night. There are still a few things I need to read to him before he’s too old to have his old Nonna read him to sleep at night — a day that is dawning far sooner than I’d prefer. Next on my triage list is T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. It suffers, as does almost all literature, from the original sin of Patriarchy: the notion that one man will save us all. But it’s true enough that I need to read it to G/Son, living, as he is, in the end of the beginning of the death throes of Patriarchy.

What is the one thing you’d read to the next generation if you had them tucked safely into the soft sheets of your guest room bed for a week??

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8 responses to “Saturday Before I Die Blogging

  1. Wind In The Willows.

  2. Winnie The Pooh! ❤

  3. I keep reading about author Ruth Chew — and wonder if anyone has read her MANY children’s books??? Her favorite author was E. Nesbit — and many of her own writings reflect that influence … magic and adventures …..(The Wednesday Witch; The Witches Garden etc.)

    These books (according to the comments) are out-of-print and can only be found by chance or from second-hand sellers-and-shops …. This may be an interesting series …..

    Of course the books by E. Nesbit might work too ….

    Or the Adventure series by Enid Blyton — Castle of Adventure etc.

  4. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witch_of_Blackbird_Pond

  5. And an incredible book about survival,
    Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Dust
    in which I love the first person free verse poems.

  6. Mary Poppins by PLTravers. NOT the Disney stuff but the original. Part of my 1st introduction to magic. There’s currently an 80th anniversay edition that has several of the Mary Poppins books in one.

  7. The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper. Despite it’s taint of original sin as well

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