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You are reading Good Night Moon and they are reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. You try to figure out what the plot is in their story but your mind drifts back to that darn balloon, cat, brush. You feel awkward. You were once well read, articulate, interesting and could talk for hours on the latest novel, fictions, and non-fictions. You used to have time for that until motherhood.
You remember the first time you read a real novel. The one that you stayed up until the sun came up reading. You remember wanting to be that character tearing through the pages so quickly it was a wonder you didn’t end up sliced with paper cuts. You know the sense of accomplishment you had seeing that book to the end. Then you wanted another one and another one until you had read every book that author penned or until your allowance was nil. You needed to see what happened next. You couldn’t stop until you knew. It was that moment that first book that piqued your interest that created a lifelong reader. It became your passion.Continue reading
Did you know that March 2nd is the birthday of Dr. Seuss? It is also National Read Across America Day! On Read Across America Day or also known as Dr. Seuss Day, all across the United States, we celebrate our love for reading and help to get others into reading too.
I have always been an avid reader, but getting my son to love reading has been a chore. He just wasn’t that into it. I started introducing him to books that are about baseball, which is his favorite sport. This helped him to enjoy reading more and he even started to read on his own without me having to tell him to. If your kids aren’t book lovers yet, take it slow and let them choose from a large variety of genres and topics that they are into. You will have a better chance of them finding something that they will really love this way.
Many communities also celebrate Read Across America Day with special events at schools, parks or churches. Look into what your child’s school does to celebrate and find out how you can be a part of the event. If your neighborhood has a local Community Center, they may be hosting an event to celebrate as well. Get out there and celebrate your love of books! In the meantime, here are 10 of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. I love them because they stand the test of time, generation after generation and never get old. What are some of your favorite Dr. Seuss books?
Is one of my favorite writers. I call it my take to gym book and take me away book. I just enjoy the break from life. This book is no exception. I ordered mine and since I had prime it was on my door step. I just couldn’t put it down I am almost 1/2 done already! If you are looking for a little get away well now is the time to take one.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
This is the book I just finished. It was absolutely excellent. If you are looking for a meaningful read that has a couple of surprises this is the one for you. It was a story that will stay with you long after you are done reading. I wish I could tell you more but I hate to spoil a great book!