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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


Book 43/100: The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

The House at Pooh Corner - A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard

There is not much to say about this book that I did not already say in my review of Winnie-the-Pooh. This is more of the same, with short stories that mostly stand alone and could have easily been included with the others in a thicker volume. This book sees the introduction of Tigger, and I enjoyed these stories more overall, perhaps only because I grew more attached to the stories the more I read about them. Also, this book gets an extra half star for the last story, which poignantly portrays Christopher Robin's and Pooh's slowly dawning realization that change and growing up are on the horizon. I think I would probably choke up if reading that chapter aloud to a real child.