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Monday, February 14, 2011

Love of Reading

I love to read picture books to my nieces and nephew that my sons loved...Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells, Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton, Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. I love to read aloud to children on the story steps or in the reading alcove, knowing their love of books is fostered in part by the work my teaching partner and I do with them. I love to read aloud to my sons by the light of a soft lamp in our library. I love to read engaging titles on the window seat in the sun on weekend afternoons. I love to read cookbooks, planning what I want to bake and cook. I love to read recipes written in my grandmothers' and great grandmother's handwriting, a legacy from them of my past. I love to read letters from friends and family...and reread them again later.

What and where do you love to read?


  1. I love to read in my new, comfortable Amish chair in my living room, at the end of the day when I've put in a good solid day's work, and I can luxuriate with 30 minutes or an hour of pleasure reading. I love to read picture books, and chapter books, and young adult novels. I love to read stories that are fresh, original, and clever.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Anywhere, everywhere! Wherever there are words.

  3. I love to read in bed . . . because nothing can distract me. No dishes to wash or laundry to fold or emails to answer. I'm done with all that. All I do is read . . . and then sleep.