Jon always gets a crowd when he reads at The Mansion. I went with him today and we took turns reading out loud.
Linda closed her eyes but said she heard every word and that Jon has a nice voice (which he does). Betsy, who is hard of hearing read Jon’s book Saving Simon while I read Yankee Dog, a short story from his book Dancing Dogs.
I got some of the baseball references wrong but both Nancy and Jon were there to correct me. I also read a kid’s book called Room on The Broom By Julia Donaldson. I like the feeling of the words when I read that story. They just roll along so easily, like a spoken song.
I love being read to, so I’m glad to be able to pass along the joy of being read to. And then I get to hear Jon read too, which is always a pleasure.