Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ah, For the Love of Reading!

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

There are so many wonderful quotes about reading, but these are two of my favorites.  There is so much to be learned from books, so many worlds to visit!

My personal story of discovering the joys of reading began when I was in third grade. Up to that point, I had been a C/D student. We moved to a new school district part-way into the school year. As if that wasn't bad enough, I got sick with rheumatic fever and was confined to bed for 3 months. My teacher, Mrs. Butler, sent work home for me to do, and my Mom brought home stacks of books from the library every week, and I devoured everything! Back in the 50's, we only got one B&W TV station! My principal wanted to hold me back that year - but Mrs. Butler fought for me and was certain I would do fine if I was promoted. And I was, and by 6th grade I was a straight A student and graduated Valedictorian of my High School class. And it was really because of books, my Mom and Mrs Butler.

I still love to read - and with my Kindle, I can easily keep the books I want to reread! And I read everything - nonfiction, science fiction, historical novels, the classics.  What do you like to read?

Check out the BBC's top 100 books @ ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml. How many have you read?

I have a variety of books and magazines for sale @ http://www.addoway.com/donnasstuffmore/storefront/ and am always adding more! Check them out - you may find something to expand your world!