Oh boy. So, through this writing on Slices of Life, I have also rediscovered my passion for reading. Reading for a purpose or no purpose at all other than the shear joy of reading. Tonight, I entered the world of Goodreads. I think I mostly stopped reading for pleasure because I was so caught up in having to read to learn. I should say having to. Wanting to.
Following our Dublin Literacy Conference, I realized how long it had been since I had read anything for me. Just for the fun of it or discovering what is out there and popular with children today. Thank you, Donalyn Miller for that. I read “Out of My Mind.” and have been devouring books ever since. It reminds me of when you hook a kid on reading. It’s a fix. I can’t get enough of it.
I would have posted this entry a lot sooner EXCEPT I’ve been on Goodreads making a list of what I want to read and what I’ve already read and loved. The problem is that I remember loving some of the books, but not exactly why. I am excited with the prospect of rereading and wondering if the books will still move me. Or if they will touch me in a different way now that I am at a different point in my life.
My goal this year is to read 100 books. I know I will get there because my children devour books. I suppose that’s what I’ve been doing for the past 7 years is nourishing their love of reading. A book fair is a dream, Barnes and Noble a wonderland. They love reading. I’m proud of that. I shouldn’t be so behind in my own reading. I’m looking forward to making up for lost time. Recommendations are welcomed.
Happy Reading and Writing!