Alex writes a book report every week on something he’s read. He can choose the book (as long as it’s not too “easy”) and for last week’s report he selected Oliver Twist. Wow.

I remember reading it in early high school and hating it. It was long, boring, and depressing. I’ve never enjoyed Charles Dickens because all of his books seem to be that way. Well, all three of his books that I’ve read anyway.

I was surprised a nine-year-old would select that book, but he said he liked it. Next I suppose he’ll read another book I detest: Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Funny kid.