Posted by Alan Katz
on Wednesday, August 2nd 2017:
In Reply to: EVER HAVE A BOOK YOU COULD NOT PUT DOWN posted by Art Weiss on Tuesday, August 1st 2017:
Mr. Jackson, our 1956 ninth grade English teacher at Brooklyn Tech HS, asked if anyone had not yet selected a book for the book report. I raised my hand.
"See me after class," he said.
He took me to the school library and asked if I liked to read.
"Yes," I said. I did like to read, but I did not like reading assignments for school. I did not like being told what to read and when to read it.
He reached for a book on a shelf and handed it to me. It was a very thick book. My mouth fell open, but I had committed myself to reading Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe."
By the end of the book I slowed down reading it, because I do not want it to end. I wished it wold go on forever.
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