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Escaping Adulthood with Children's Books

For those of you who enjoyed my earlier article about Why You Should Read Children's Books as an Adult, I refer you to Jason Kotecki's Escape Adulthood blog. The Escape Adulthood blog is part of the Kim and Jason collection of sites, which are dedicated to curing "adultitis". Kim and Jason define adultitis as:

"A common condition occurring in people between the ages of 21–121, marked by chronic dullness, mild depression, moderate to extremely high stress levels, a general fear of change, and, in some extreme cases, the inability to smile."

You can take a quiz to find out if you have adultitis. If you do, Kim and Jason have a daily comic strip to help cheer you up, and also a book about finding your childlike spirit. I'll write more about that when I've had a chance to read the book. Meanwhile, I scored 8 points on the quiz, which is "Stage 1 Adultitis". Considering that I'm a passionate fan of children's books and Disney World, the adultitis gene must be pretty aggressive.

Jason was kind enough to mention my article about children's books for adults in a post entitled "Time Travel on a Budget". If you are an adult who likes to read children's books, with or without kids around, you should check out the Escape Adulthood site. Have fun! -- Jen