What Hannah said…

So a blog comment below from one of my young readers included this great line:  “… to read from the past will bring you a great future.”  Hannah was talking about classic books, and how my series has inspired her to read some of them.

I’ve certainly found this to be true in my life — for one thing, all those classic novels I read as a teenager inspired me to write the mother-daughter book club series!  And for another, knowing and living with characters like Jo March and Anne Shirley and Elizabeth Bennet and Betsy Ray enriched my life immeasurably, and gave me a circle of friends that stretched back almost 200 years.

Let’s brainstorm on Hannah’s comment for a moment.  How has reading classic books enriched YOUR life, and how do you see reading them bringing YOU a great future?