Babess has been cruising the “grown-up” bookcases in the hallway recently, looking for books. She does have a bookcase full of books at the end of her bed, but I suppose she was looking for variety.
She picked up a lovely little volume called “Bloom’s Bouquet of Imaginary Words” and took it to bed with her the other night. Soon enough giggles could be heard, and she would read out the occasional gem to Fainjin, who would crack up. The book is a collection of English words which have had one letter changed and been given a definition – such as “Chipmonk: a small, deeply religious squirrel”.
Today she curled up on the couch with a couple of my foreign language dictionaries (including one with Cyrillic alphabet!) and browsed for a while before putting them back. I asked whether she liked them, and she happily replied “Oh, yes!”.
Perhaps I’ll slip “An Exaltation of Larks” her way one day soon.
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