I’ve been indulging in some comfort reading over Christmas Break. Celia’s House, by D.E. Stevenson, does a beautiful job of making me laugh, and avoids all the uncomfortable sorts of plot tension while still holding my attention.
Here’s some advice on childbearing and rearing from the titular Celia:
You should certainly have more children– not that I like children very much (I find them tiresome) but they grow up into people if you give them time. In my young days parents were not afraid to admit that they found their children tiresome. Now it is considered unnatural and yet people have fewer.
Readers: This is my first time reading Stevenson – which of her books should I try next?