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Sandi Shilhanek | Thank you Mother

May 10, 2009

When I sat down to write this blog I really wanted to write something that would honor the connections between books and mothers. My first instinct was to talk about some books were mothers where featured prominently such as Shades of Grace by Barbara Delinksy, but then I worried that you as readers of the blog would want to know some impression I had from the book and while I read it and can remember totally loving it, I can’t remember anything else about it, and felt that was cheating.

So now I think that I’m going to take this opportunity to publicly thank my mom, Betty for fostering my love of reading. Growing up there were things I didn’t want to do such as wearing my glasses, taking various meds when ill, doing my math homework if I did these things for a specified period of time I would get a new book. What a wonderful treat!

So with the thought of honoring a special woman in your life is there someone who helped to foster your love of reading? How did they do that? If you can’t recall a special woman who fostered your love of reading, is there a special book that touched you and featured a mom who made you think of your mom fondly, or make you wish you could be that sort of mom to your own children?

I hope that all the moms here have a very special Mother’s Day. I hope that all the sons and daughters, who read this entry, remember to kiss their Mom and tell her they love and appreciate all she does for them.

Until next week I hope you all have happy page turning.


  • Qwill May 10, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    My Mom was a big reader. She had me reading before I was 5 years old! She also turned me into a major bookaholic. Thank you, Mom!! The gift of reading is one of the best things to give.

  • stacey May 11, 2009 at 1:56 am

    hay am i the only person that can not get to fresh fiction contest page?