20 Books This Year Project: #10, Winnie The Pooh, by A.A. Milne
Okay, yeah, it's a children's book. But I have a few reasons why this was my tenth book read this year. #1: it came free on my I-Phone when I updated my phone and the "I-Books" app appeared. #2: I had never read it, so what the hell. It's better than playing Angry Birds while waiting for my lunch to show up or sitting at the car wash. #3: I believe it made the 100 books you read meme that's been going around, so, hey, I read an important book, so to speak. What did I think of it! If I was six, I would've loved it. It's cleverly written, it certainly sells the idea of letting a child's imagination run free quite well. But even the six-year-old in me would've thought that Pooh was kind of a dumb-ass. But that's the point I guess. So, that makes it charming. Right? I've decided not to grade "classic" literature, because it's earned enough in its standing to not be judge by someone like me. So there.
I don't get upset over things I can control, because if I can control them there's no sense in getting upset. And I don't get upset over things I can't control, because if I can't control them there's no sense in getting upset. - Mickey Rivers