I love reading to my children. We just got through reading the unabridged Alice in Wonderland. Before that it was book 6 of the Lemony Snickets series. We intermingle The Boxcar Children, Little House on the Prairie segments and other books throughout the year. I think we’ve read through the Narnia series twice, or at least some of them keep getting reread.
I find the imagination in books to be better than most movies – particularly in older books before there was TV. My guess is that watching mainstream media saps the creativity out of your brain and back before TV just writing out some crazy dream you had was surreal enough to have people question your sanity, if not your intentions.
A great quote for this photo is from Gallagher the humerist – “Don’t you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work.”
[Book pictured: The Annotated Alice, compiled by Martin Gardner – without dust jacket.]