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What was your favorite book growing up? I had so many, it was hard to pick just one or two and say "yes, that book is my favorite."My mother is a librarian, so there was never any shortage of books in our home, and it is still the case today. Now, being a grownup (some days!), I live alone in a small apartment in DC where I don't have the space I'd like, but I certainly have books.
Books, books, everywhere.
I have three shelves; one tall and two short, all crammed with books. In addition, there are three piles. By piles, I mean, that there are three stacks of books per pile, each with at least 50 books per pile. So, multiply that by the three, there are probably 150 books that are not on a shelf.
Insane? Yes, for sure!
I've always been a voracious reader. In fifth grade, I remember this "project" where each us made an ice cream cone from construction paper with our name on the cone. Each time we read a book, we had to write a one-page "report" on it, and then we could pick a color to make a scoop of ice cream to add to our cone. At the end of the year, there was an ice cream party where for every ten paper scoops we had, we'd get one scoop of ice cream.
I had eight scoops of ice cream. I read more than 80 books. Granted, this was fifth grade, so I don't think I was reading Crime and Punishment, but it still seems like a good number of books read, considering most people had two, maybe three scoops.
For the record, I didn't eat eight scoops...I gave some away :)
One of my all time favorite children's book is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. It has the most beautiful illustrations and talks about Miss Rumphuis, an old lady and retired librarian who sets out to achieve her life's goals and make the world a more beautiful place. Interestingly, it seems there are many resources for teachers out there who are using this book in their classroom (yet another reason that I should become a teacher!).
Even though it has been more than twenty years since I first read this book, it has stayed with me through the years and I think of the story from time to time, and think about how I can achieve my own goals and make the world more beautiful.
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