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My Son Quit Reading, But Not Soon Enough

Every time I walk into my son's room, my eyes inevitably and instinctively go to his empty bookcase. Four years ago, at his request, we packed all the books away. All the British authors -- Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare -- and all the American authors -- J.D. Salinger and Mark Twain -- were gone, packed away with other classics."I'm done reading," he had told his dad and me.