Saturday, December 15, 2007

Myself as a reader... MEME

Jen meme(d) me about myself as a reader. Here are 8 things about me:
1. I can't remember not reading. It seems in my home you learned this skill naturally. It just sort of evolved. I remember the books: Kim's Kittens, The Firehouse Cat, storytime at the library.
2. My first chapter book in the third grade was Charlotte's Web. I read it over and over and over again. I still have the same copy in my classroom. You can see my third grade handwritten name inside, I loved that book.
3. I love anything historical by nature. There were a lot of good books at the turn of the century. I purchased several of them. One of my favorites is Letters of the Century, what a glimpse into the lives of everyone. I also enjoyed the book of letters that Nancy and Ronald Regan wrote to one another during their marriage. I love history I guess.
4. During the summer I am a voracious reader. I get to stay up very late to read whatever novel I have checked from the library. I can read several novels a week. The girls and I will come home from the library and the house goes silent, for hours...
5. During the school year I don't read as much for enjoyment, I read more Better Homes and Gardens, and Time magazine. On the weekends I enjoy the newspaper.
6. I call Nora Roberts books, "no thinkers." I love, love, love, love to read Nora Roberts' books, however, I can read them without really putting much thought into them. I love this! It is my way of unwinding, of getting lost.
7. I don't have a favorite children's author, I have several: Kevin Henkes, Patricia Polacco, Mem Fox, Eve Bunting, Mercer Mayer, Jan Brett, Marc Brown, Syd Hoff, I could go on and on and on and on. My students know that Mrs. Amick knows about books. It is my purpose to know much about authors and their books. Kids need that, it shows that books are so important.
8. I really don't like to receive gift certificates to the books store. What do you get there? It's too hard to choose. I always feel like a kid at Chucky Cheese who has lots of tickets, but not enough, and I can't make my choices. What shall I choose?


Carol said...

Hi Sarah,
I'm the niece of Syd Hoff. I read your blog this morning and just want to let you know I've created a website dedicated to honoring the legacy of my uncle's creative body of work. While articles are still being uploaded, I invite you to visit and enjoy some of the articles, etc. FYI: "Danny and the Dinosaur" celebrates its
50th birthday in 2008. Contact me if you would like more info. It might give you some fundraising ideas.... Carol

Jen Barney said...

Wow! Sarah... how cool! Let's look into this for our first and fourth grade buddy read for the 50th birthday! That would be neat to do. What do you think?