I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
I found this on Facebook and I thought I would share. Neil Gaiman, a Holocaust survivor, a famous poet, and a few more components make this clip special.
Yesterday was our 5th annual Renaissance Faire at our library. A day filled with talks, sword fighting, juggling, a tea with the Queen, a Knighting, acrobats, crafts, games, displays and lots of individuals walking around in their Renaissance attire. The cafe served a roasted turkey leg lunch to help put you in mood.
I talked to a few individuals and learned about fabric, leather, pockets, purses, and weapons. It was very educational and I think every year, I learn something different.
This year it was also the day that we also got our first snow but I don't think it put a damper on the individuals who showed up, they just seemed to come later in the day. Everyone, children and adults alike had a great time.
(pictures of the learning sword fighting, sword fighting, tea with the Queen, displays)
I just got a message from NetGalley pertaining to their End of the Year Survey that I filled out .........I won! I actually wonder sometimes when I fill these surveys out why I do them as sometimes they take a lot of time but this one paid off. I won a $50 gift certificate to the book store of my choice!
I hadn't started reading An Anonymous Girl when I received a small gift in the mail from the publisher. This small gift peaked my curiosity as to how this trinket would relate to the novel as I wasn't going to reread the synopsis before diving headfirst into the novel. As I read, I had that aha moment, when it clicked and I have to say, these gifts are clever. Oh, so clever!
We had our granddaughter over last night for a sleepover. She grabbed her handful of books before bed- 3 for papa and 3 for me and one that we do together. Papa and I each read our longer book first, then we started in on the shorter ones. Papa began reading and she was commenting that he was reading some of her sight words from Kindergarten (she just turned 6). He then told her that maybe she could read the book. He started pointing out each word as he read and she started chiming in as he read and he soon, faded away. Soon, she was reading the book sounding out with Papa, the words that she didn't know. The look on her face was priceless :)
When it was my turn to read, she noticed that my book was a level 2 book but she was ready to read again. As I pointed out each word, she read them and the ones that she didn't know she tried to sound them out with me. We were high-fiving all through the book. She was beaming when we made it to the end. That sparkle in her eye was amazing!!
Today, when my son and his wife came to pick her up, she grabbed the book and she read it to them. With a smile on her face, she kept looking up at them as she read, she so proud of herself. I think there were some misty eyes among us as she finished the last page. With that book under her arm, she's taking it home to practice on the words, that she didn't know.
World, we got another reader!!