Day 5: The Gift that Keeps on Giving - Hosted by Sarah Mulhern @ The Reading Zone and Elizabeth Dulemba @Dulemba.com
Sarah summed up the week in the first paragraph on her post, "Literacy is a gift. It can't be wrapped, it doesn't fit in a box, and it doesn't look fancy. But it's the gift that fits every person, regardless of race, creed, sex, background. Literacy is the gift that keeps on giving." - Click here to read more of her wonderful post -
Elizabeth posted stories from many authors and illustrators about how they fell in love with reading. The authors include Jane Yolen, Tony DiTerlizzi, and Loreen Leedy to name a few. - Click here to read the stories -
There were three questions proposed for the Day 5 Writing @ Reading activity. I chose to respond to the following question:
If you could write a letter to a friend, beloved book character, author, parent, teacher, what would you say about how/why they've influenced your reading life?
To my children:
Yesterday was different than today. Today will be different than tomorrow. But something always remains the same...reading to you before you go to bed. It is my favorite time of the day. There are no other distractions. We get to spend time together like no other time of the day. It relaxes me. We sit close and enjoy the words, the illustrations, the characters, the stories. Reading creates our special bond.
Thank you for enjoying the books that I read to you. I love reading more than ever before. Your reactions make me a better reader. More Confident. Your interests become my interests. The more you want to listen, the more I want to read.
I look forward to many more nights of reading with you. Thank you for influencing my reading life.