July 15, 2023


Week 29 Prompts

Theme – Reading

As a school child, I revered touching a new book. I learned how to carefully open and “break in” a new binding, carefully opening and helping it stretch the stitching and glue. I still do that process with every new book and journal. I guess you could call it my “welcome” ritual.

From a blank journal to a new travel story, pages of books are letters to all of us. I found safety between the covers.

But new books were rare treats, except at the library. There I found a world previously unknown. It felt wonderful to end up working in the Elementary School library as an adult. Helping children find a world to create in their minds and providing a safe place to dream.

Here’s your three writing ideas based on reading.

Writing Idea #1 –

My favorite book is ___________________ because_______________________.

Writing Idea #2 –

Make a list of books you’ve read or are reading. Write a paragraph about them.

Writing Ideas #3 –

Create a reading journal. Write the name, author and date you finished it.

Would you read it again? Why or why not?

Part of my duties at the library were to read to the K-3 students. It was great fun to give the characters a voice. My favorite books to read to them were “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and “There’s A Nightmare In My Closet” by Mercer Mayer.

Give yourself permission to get lost in a book. Give yourself permission to read.

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