The new medication I’m taking gives younger parts the ability to be their authentic selves. This is good because I never got to be a child when I was a child.
Like most children, they (I) want everything to be equitable, impartial, intrinsically, FAIR.
“It’s not fair.
It’s not fair.
It’s not fair.
It’s not fair!”
And of course, they love, need, and want books.
“Why do you get to have books?
What about me?
“It’s my turn.”
An adult part of me answers,
“This isn’t a fair place, never has been, never will be, however, you’re right about the books. You should definitely get to read what you want, sometimes.
So, when I go book shopping I have to buy something for toddlers, elementary aged parts, preteens, teenagers, and adults. Toddlers like me to read to them aloud, while other parts like to read for themselves. The adult parts that write this blog, have to read short stories because there’s no time for anything else. Adult parts also have to be careful of what they read. I had to give up reading about slavery and Reconstruction. Those subjects were too violent and scary for the children.
I have read:
A Short History of Reconstruction, 1863-1877 Eric Foner. Adult
Nothing But Ghosts Beth Kephart Girl unravels a town’s long held secret. Young Adult
Golem David Wisniewski. Pre-teen
The Teacher who Forgot Too Much: A Field Trip Mystery. Steven Brezenoff. Children’s Classmates solve a mystery. Elementary Age
Hansel and Gretel. Brothers Grimm. Toddlers
The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson Toddlers but All parts love it.
The Snow Queen Hans Christian Anderson. Toddlers, Elementary age, Preteen, Adult. A girl searches goes on a journey searching for her friend kidnapped by a supernatural being. Fantasy
Puss In Boots Charles Perrault. Toddler
Sadie and Ratz Sonya Hartnett. Elementary Age
The Tide. Sally Cartwright Pre-teens Explanation of the moon’s pull on the earth’s waters.
The Island of Dr. Moreau. H.G. Wells Teenager
“Cathedral.” Raymond Carver Adult
The adult parts have enjoyed many of these books too, probably because they’re the books I read when I was a child, which is now. This is so cool. Finally I get to be myself. Yippee whoo hoo!
If you’re interested in any of these books or stories, many of the full texts are linked to the page “What I Read 2012″ on the right side of this blog.