Sunday, September 03, 2006

transitioning?

Margaret comments on my post about transitioning to adult books: "For me, it wasn't a question of transitioning FROM one TO the other, but of expanding my reading to include "older age" books without giving up the "younger" categories." A good point: that was very true for me as well, and if the term "transitioning" implies giving up something, then clearly we diehard children's book readers need a better word. Suggestions?

I have more comments on the comments, later.

2Bligs:

Blogger Evan bligged...

"expanding one's literary repertoire"?

9/03/2006 7:14 PM  
Blogger Kelly bligged...

Evan's suggestion is good.

I, unfortunately, did fully transition in 5th grade and missed out on a lot. I think that's why I've returned to children's books in my 30s. So, for some people it is a clear transition, usually suggested by well-intentioned parents and teachers. "Oh, you can read at an adult leve? How about some Twain, some Hesse, some Dostoevsky!"

I'm making up for lost time now :)

9/04/2006 5:37 PM  

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