What should we read to each other at night?
March 27, 2006 12:47 PM Subscribe
We like Milne
--what else could we read to each other at night?
posted by Squid Voltaire to writing & language (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My love and I used to read to each other at night, but we're a bit particular about the material. It has to be warm, and nice, pleasant and intelligent. Short stories are better than long novels, and we really like things to turn out well--Even Lemony Snickett was too much of a downer after a hard day's work.
Pooh really fulfills these qualities admirably (and if you think it's just for children, read it again). Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories were also more-or-less perfect (Except the story of the skyscrapers who decide to have a child. That was sad). However, we've read through them all too many times! Thre must be other examples of Nice Literature out there?