Thursday, April 23, 2020
Norah's a tad obsessed with Esolen right now. It started years ago with 10 Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child. She took it off the shelf, because the title intrigued her. She's been reading me portions outloud to me for years, so I have basically read the entire book, too.
The photo above was taken when she was comparing The Screwtape Letters, a book she was reading for Challenge 2, to 10 Ways... since they are both written in similar styles.
She has since started reading Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child and I also bought her The Hundredfold.
An Esolen obsession is obviously something I'm willing to nurture. Norah is a writer and will likely do that for a living, so Esolen is a great mentor. And next year, she has to study and write some poetry, so Esolen's book on poetry will help inspire and facilitate (and validate) that.