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Thursday, June 27, 2013

For the Love of Reading

You may think that because I am a reading specialist, I have to love to read, right?  Well, you are partly correct.  I have been a reader my entire life.  I love everything about books:  the way they smell (especially library ones), the different sizes, the texture of the pages, and yes even the way my Nook shows my progress on how far along I am with my current read.

I started this section because I want to start a discussion of books.  Eventually (when I get more of a handle on this blog thing), I would love to start up a linky party for others to share their favorites.  But for right now, this will have to do.

If you are anything like me, you have a book list a mile long and not enough time in the world to read what you want to read.  My husband and I are currently in Maui and I brought about seven books (I have currently read 1 and 1/2).  I have been doing other things here, though!

Okay, but enough about Hawaii (if there is such a thing).  Onto the focus of this new section of my blog.  I am currently reading a great book.


My 9-year old recommended this book to me with about 10 others that I just HAD to take on vacation (no our children did not come with us this time).  I then asked if I could just take one, which one would you suggest?  This is what she packed in my luggage.  I have to say I'm loving it!  It will tug at your heart, and I've already cried twice and I am only half way through!

It is about a young girl who is brilliant, yet no one knows because she has Cerebral Palsy.  She can not communicate and express what she wants to say.  The story is told from her point of view, and the difference between the narration and the one to two word phrases that she can point to will make you think about putting yourself in her shoes.  What would life be like?

It is quite good so far, and I am already anticipating the ending and have my box of tissues ready.  Have any of you read this book yet?  It was up for an award here in Illinois.  What do ya think?

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