I was just asking my Mom when I first became interested in books. She really couldn't remember a time that I wasn't. She told me that I was very careful with my own books and if a playmate deigned to treat one of them roughly they were immediately barred from further contact. So many parents tell me that their children are reluctant to let on that they can read themselves because they are afraid that they will no longer be able to cuddle with a parent and a book before bedtime. Reading to me is truly one of life's greatest pleasures. This is my entry for Mixed Media Monday this week.