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Apparently the movie moguls are  doing a remake of the movie, “Matilda.”  It appears to be set in England.  It is a much larger class of children.  Of course, Miss Trenchbolt is just as obnoxious as ever.  In a short clip, I saw her take a little girl with braids and toss her off into the woods. The little was okay.  What made this remake so interesting is Miss Trenchbolt was quizzing Matilda about school,  very specifically reading.  She said a line I absolutely loved.  Matilda said, “Reading is like a holiday in my brain.” It was perfect.  Reading gives us a chance to escape quietly without the noise of videos, movies and TV.  Sitting somewhere, particularly on a summer day, just relaxing is just like going on holiday without really leaving. It has been written in social media  that reading is not taught as much as it should be in the classroom or at home.  I taught both my children how to read before kindergarten.  When my daughter was in preschool, the teacher was amazed and took me aside when I went to collect her.  From that moment forward my daughter often read to the class.  What peaked my son’s interest were the illustrated classics.  I liked the first “Matilda” movie so I am sure I will enjoy the second. I know it is a children’s movie, but if you see it with your children or grandchildren, you may still like it.  What are you thoughts? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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