I have so much to say because I've been missing in action for a month, but for now I'm just going to do a MONDAY post---then I'll catch up in another post. (to be honest it was hard to know how to begin... It's like apologizing, how to begin?) BUT, for now, what am I reading?
It's Monday, What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. A fun place to pop into every Monday to see what is on everyone's reading list.
I find my best books from these people who participate!
I just (this morning with my coffee, in fact) finished "The Reading Promise" by Alice Ozma.
It was amazing for me because, it's a memoir about growing up, coming of age, and most of all, reading aloud with a child! While I've always loved the idea of bedtime stories...and sharing books with my own kids and grandchildren, Alice Ozma renewed my passion for this! I loved her stories about her relationship with her father and I loved the books they shared. I want to do a reading streak of my own! Now...how to work that into a streak when my grandchildren all live away? There must be a way.
When I got to work this morning, I had a package waiting for me and in it was:
The Read-Aloud Handbook, 7th edition
I am in heaven! I loved reading to my kids---and I love reading to my grandchildren. I love reading aloud, and this book just reinforces how important it is.
Of course, I was seduced into reading aloud to my kids when I read Trelease's 2nd edition and saw him in person some years ago.
I have bought every edition since.
This edition only received 5 stars on Goodreads!!
I've been reading about reading!