I was at the local Library over the weekend, and they have a book challenge for different ages..the goal is to see how many books you can read in the summer.
They also have a program called 1000 books by kindergarten, because children who have been read to, grow up to become readers.
And it reminded me of when I was a child. Those of us who were in accelerated English had to read a minimum of books per summer with full reports due the first day of school. The nuns didn’t fool around with this. Those book reports were graded.
At the end of every school year we’d be brought into a room with boxes of brand new books, which we were to choose from..we also got to keep those books.
This was beyond exciting to me…and invariably I would challenge myself to read a bit more than the required amount.
I wasn’t the child watching Saturday morning cartoons…I was the child with a book in the morning.
My Mom took me to the library almost daily…it’s still a habit of mine…I’m known for getting lost in a library for a few hours..a few times a week..
What is your favourite book this summer?
have i told you how much i love you and your stories beautflstranger ? well i do. i have a love for libraries and books too - i started reading very young and i remember being so proud of writing my name in the cover of The Velveteen Rabbit. my maiden name was ‘very’ long and very polish. my book this summer is Gabriel’s Redemption. I plan on starting it sitting at the beach for a few hours on the 31st and finish it on our trip to the beach starting the 7th of Aug.Oh, gosh, me too. I begged my parents to drop me off at the library on Saturdays and let me stay there for hours. I’ve read some good books this summer, if you’re into chick lit, mysteries, and erotica. The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh was good (a woman finds herself attracted to her daughter’s boyfriend while vacationing in Spain); One Plus One by Jojo Moyes was SO GOOD and it made me cry; The Arsonist by Sue Miller - fantastic; Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (about bullying of all sorts - super good); The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson (a woman discovers herself pregnant at 44); All Day and a Night by Chevy Stevens (a woman and her boyfriend wrongfully accused of murdering her sister); and Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (high schoolers go on vacation in Aruba and things go awry).
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The tweet that saved the entire female population
One of these fuckers got my uncle in the knee when we were fishing once. He had to be air lifted to a hospital. It’s hanging up in the den at his house now so I’d say that’s a win.
I want to catch one of those!
And this is why I’m getting the F out of cali. So much hell nope.