Anyone who has a kid spends an enormous amount of his or her reading time with children’s books. This can be painful…The thing is, I love reading to my son, and there is almost nothing that thrills me more than when he begs me for just one more chapter. That he loves books is one of my greatest satisfactions. I just don’t always love his books. That’s why, when we first started The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, I hesitated.
Susan Orlean’s Year in Reading.