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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Read Walking

A fourth grader was stopped by her teacher this morning for read walking. Her teacher told her it was dangerous, like texting while driving. She could walk into someone or something. I defended this young lady for her practice as read walking is something I regularly do.

When I am desperate to read more of a book or finish something but also need to take a walk, I bring my book to read walk. When I walk to the library for titles on reserve, I read walk on my way home. People point at me, I'm sure. People I pass say things like, "Wow. You're coordinated." Not really. I just like to make use of opportunities to read!

This "old soul" fourth grader agreed completely, profusely defending herself and her practice.

Sometimes I bring my camera, too. So many times I pass by this "purple rain" of Russian sage, and I needed an image to remind myself of the blossoms on the retaining wall.


  1. I am an avid defender of read walking as well.

  2. Good to know there are others like us!

  3. I, unfortunately, always trip when I read walk and so have learned to delay diving into a new book until I've returned home from my local library.