March 08, 2010


I just came across Reading for Robin, a new book blog with a touching origin:

My mom passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 2, 2010. As people gathered to mourn her death, the topic inevitably turned to books. Her friends remarked that she had always been the one they looked to for recommendations. I know that I certainly went to my mom first whenever I needed a new book to read. Now that she’s gone, she has left behind a devastated husband, two devastated children and countless devastated friends. But she has also left behind her reading list. On it are 50 books and authors she intended to read. While she may not still have the chance to get to them all, I do. And I will. And it will all be chronicled here on “Reading for Robin.”

I may not still have my mom, but at least I still have her advice on what to read.

King Dork is on Robin's list, and Tom's father's reading list is posted as well, which is how I was google-alerted to it. I have to admit, the whole thing got me a little choked up.

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 8, 2010 09:15 PM | TrackBack

My mom was taken by cancer four years ago this month and she and i also shared an appreciation for good literature. Some of my fondest memories are of our Saturday trips to the library when i was a kid.I think her list of books is a cool way for her to live on in your heart and mind. take care, - TYLER

Posted by: tyler at March 8, 2010 10:13 PM

a little ferclemped myself

Posted by: katie at March 8, 2010 11:58 PM

Such a sweet, tangible tribute. I know I'll be thinking of Robin and her daughter every time I read King Dork.

Posted by: alecia at March 9, 2010 09:35 PM

Pass the tissue and order up some more reading time! The lists are well thought out and have some amazing reads on them, including KD...

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