September 6 is NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY. After spending a great deal of time with young people this summer I was saddened to learn how few of them actually read ANY books.
Years ago, I gave a copy of Diary Of A Young Girl to one of my nieces and I wrote a note which stated that I was her age when I first read the book and that it had changed my life. I was eager to hear her reaction and after a week I asked her if she'd finished the book and she said, "Oh, Aunt Sue, you're SO melodramatic!" (she pronounced it "mellow-dramatic")