Madel’s Book Club

by Scott Smith

Madeleine Rae decided to peruse the library stacks for something good to read (she isn’t too pleased with her English class). She brings home Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing. Talk about dialing up your language arts skillz.

She loves The Crossing so far. She loves the long sentences. Apparently, her teachers pound into their heads to use short sentences.

The Crossing book cover

This evening, after some SysAdmin training, I walked into the family room and heard Madel reading one of McCarthy’s long sentences out loud. I am proud and frightened. What if she decides to become an English major–eek!