Sunday, May 05, 2013

{Whatcha Reading?} my growing book collection

Every day or two, I scan through Amazon's list of  free Kindle titles to see if there's anything interesting. That's one of the things I love about my Kindle -- it's let me amass a huge collection of books that I think I'm going to read someday.  It's the same thing  I used to accomplish by shopping used book sales, except it's far cheaper and takes a lot less space...and the books are all right there in my hand, whenever I do decide to read them.

This week, I downloaded 3500: An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White. I always enjoy the chance to glimpse parenting through someone else's eyes, and I've got an ongoing fascination with Disneyland, so I thought it might be interesting...

I carried my Kindle around with me for the next day and a half, hoping to find spare moments of time to read just a little bit more.  It's the story of Ben, an autistic boy who had such an amazing reaction to the Snow White ride at Disneyworld that his parents moved from Seattle to Orlando to give him continued access to it. Over the next ten years, Ben and his parents went on the ride 3500 times, stopping only when the ride was permanently closed.
The book is being offered as a free download through May 6.  
By the way, I checked -- Snow White's Scary Adventure is still part of Disneyland in California.  So there's hope that I'll get my own kiddos there one of these days. And in the meantime, I think I'm going to watch a few ride through videos on You Tube when I'm done posting this. :-)

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