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Kate’s Kids Eye View

I guess we have all been there, as children.

It’s after lights out time, but that new book or comic, is just there to be read, and it definitely can’t wait until morning!

So, you make a tent under the bed clothes, snuggle down with a torch and the aforesaid reading matter, in complete confidence that your parents will never work out what you are up to!

But parents have an annoying habit of just popping in to check that you are okay, before they retire for the night and Oops! you’re rumbled, that’s if you haven’t already fallen asleep in your warm and cosy cocoon!

There was the token ‘telling off’, but nothing serious, certainly nothing to make you think you had better not do it again, or that some great crime had been committed.

That is why this line from the website bio. of Australian novelist Kate Morton, put a wholly different perspective on something, which to me, was always a totally innocent way of expressing my love of reading.

“When I was small, I always hid to read. I couldn’t shake the feeling that because reading was so pleasurable, it must somehow be illicit.”


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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • That is definitely a great quote and something we all would agree with. Even today when I stay past 1 reading, my husband gives me a playful scolding imitating my mom 🙂

    • Hi Violet,
      These days, I tend to do most of my reading early in the morning, long before my husband is up and about, so no one to see my guilty little secret.

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