So not another book review! I really must get back to them. However, today I have been thinking about books, reading and writing, the usual stuff. I started to wonder about all those adults out there who can’t read and thought to myself how difficult their lives must be. The easiest of chores must seem like a mammoth task. We all take reading and writing as a given, but young children face many stumbling blocks along the way, all of which can contribute to them being left behind. I wondered how frustrating it must be to get a letter and not be able to read it! it could be a cheque, a love letter, or even a hospital appointment. You would never know unless you confided in someone and asked them to read it for you. And that is probably the last thing you would do, as a matter of pride. It brought home to me just how important it is to teach our children how to read, and more than that how to enjoy it.
Politician to an aspiring writer:
‘But what will you live on?’
‘Hopes and dreams.’