E-mail originally written 5 February 2011:
Although I like writing about books (and music and movies for that matter), I was never much for book reports. I think that second grade might have been the first year I had to write them because I have several memories of never quite getting it right. I either included to much detail or not enough. And then one day I got in trouble for (I think inadvertently because I don't recall doing it deliberately or to get out of my own assignment) using a significant portion of the blurb on the back of _Superfudge_ by Judy Blume in my own report. I think that it made sense to me because it seemed to have exactly what the teacher wanted.