Why this makes me happy:
1. Her mom picks out books for her to read and clearly has made her daughter a reader.
2. She’s nearly 14 and still getting along well with her mom. Gives me hope for my 12-year-old and me.
3. This letter made me remember how I used to find a good author and read every single thing they had ever written. I didn’t care if it had been published five years earlier - that didn’t even register. It was just loving them and reading their books, one after another. That hardly ever happens to me anymore. Now it’s a rare, rare author who excites me, and then when they do I parcel out their books over time, afraid they will pall.
4. Her enthusiasm and joy.