Cultivating a love of literature

August 28, 2011

Handsome is way into old literature. Like, “olde” literature. Olde English tales, Olde Norse Myths. The olde-r, the better. He’s actually working on a Master’s degree in Dusty Tomes in his spare time. As part of his course work, he’s re-reading Beowulf. Did you know a new translation was just released? This is quite exciting and blahblarghblah we now own yet another copy of Beowulf. Like you care!

Anyway, this afternoon Handsome was in the playroom with Peach, and I overheard the following:
“Peach, you wanna read a story with me? Ooh, let’s read Beowulf together! This is a very good story, it’s about a warrior! And it’s written in alliterative verse! Doesn’t that sound like a good story? Yeah? Ok! Let’s read Beowulf!
[pause]
‘Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long, he hears ‘Click, clack, moo…'”
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2 Responses to “Cultivating a love of literature”

  1. If there had been more stories like Click Clack Moo in school, I would have paid more attention in lit class. Probably they were reading it in college courses about political organizing.

  2. The first time I read it, Dan stopped me and said “Wait. Did you just say ultimatum? What book is this?”

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