I haven't been on this blog since January, but I'm happy to report I've been steadily reading two books  per week, which apparently was one of my goals. I didn't remember my goals -- not a very good sign -- so I'm pleasantly surprised to see I've been achieving the goals that I didn't know I had.

I remembered something today that I wanted to write down and store away for the future. I figured I would share it here and maybe another person will benefit. 

A few years ago I was on a work trip riding in a van with some of my fellow co-workers. I was reading The Shining, which was memorable because we were headed to The Broadmoor, which was eerily similar to The Overlook, but moving on because I don't want to lose you in the details.

My co-worker was also reading a book. His book was not memorable, but the conversation stuck with me. He said he was reading the same book as his son. When I pressed him more on this, he told me he gets copies of the books that his kids are assigned in school and he reads them at the same time. 

It's a way for them to connect. 

More recently, we were chatting about his son starting at Duke this fall. "What's their summer reading assignment?" I asked him. Recalling our conversation from years ago, I figured he would know.
"Sing, Unburied, Sing," he told me. 

"So, are you going to read it too?" I asked. 
"Yeah, I think I will."

It'll be several years before Cam has school reading assignments, but I'm definitely filing this one away.