You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be –
I had a mother who read to me.
I was one of these lucky people whose mum read to me when I was little – ten picture books or half an hour, whichever came first, every night. My love of reading definitely comes from her. Last night, a four wheel drive drove into the back of my car, sending me spinning. Luckily, no one was hurt, but my poor little Thursday, my Toyota Corolla (named after Thursday Next, the hero of Jasper Fforde’s novels) has been stuck too badly to recover. My mum is going to have to be my personal driver until I can find another car. Today, she took me to the library, where I’ve picked up Charlotte Sometimes, Monster Blood Tattoo and The Railway Children. Thanks Mum!