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what we are reading

We love our local library means we visit at least once a week. It’s much easier going places the kids like anyways. Dare to disturb and sneak in a quick errand beforehand. Arrive at popular story time on time to avoid being shut out. Feel the peaceful dynamic of content children and happy parents, singing, reading, connecting. Grieve the retirement of your favorite librarian. Breathe gratitude for good friends met here. Pick out books. Display your talent for blindly reaching into shelves and pulling out ballerina themed reading material. Run and hide from mother behind various book racks. Most definitely use the public restroom. Touch every possible surface inside. Crawl under stalls and make new friends. Wash hands. Insist on impending dehydration lest you adjoin yourself to the drinking fountain. Check out your own books. Proudly whip out your very own library card- Go Mr J! Pay your fines. Pick up rewards from reading program. Push handicapped button to exit door with arms fully loaded. Wear matching shirts so mother can take a picture and tell us about your favorite book:

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Mr J (king of audio books but sometimes spotted with book in hand) recommends an old classic: “My Side of the Mountain” – a survival story about a brave and independent boy who lives in a hollow tree with his friend the falcon. Mr J prefers his warm bed and room service meals though.

 

 

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Little Sister’s perennial favorite book is ” Waiting for Wings’ by Lois Ehlert. A gentle rhyme about caterpillars becoming butterflies. It highlights four different species ( her favorite is ‘Buckeye’) and names at least 10 flowers. The pictures are beautiful- good thing since we have read it at least 100 times.

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Mrs L adores glamour queen “Fancy Nancy’ who believes that less is definitely NOT more, when it comes to dressing up and being fabulous! She adds fancy words to our vocabulary. Love hearing: mmmh, delectable during snack

Lastly, this book moved me to tears and inspired me to re-examine my thinking about those very different from me. The silent hero is a courageous women who dares to embrace the awkwardness of offering unconditional love to a scruffy group of homeless men by serving them on a weekly basis not just with hands but her whole heart. Her offering is not in vain but touches the roughest of individuals who forms a transforming friendship her service reluctant husband. It explores stereotypical thinking about poverty and those who offer charity. In the end, love is worth the risk and i am compelled to engage in the world with greater compassion.

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” — Charles William Eliot

“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a
living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeleine L’EngleIt’s

What are you reading these days? 

2 Replies

  1. Skipper

    Sounds exactly like our trips to the library. So grateful to have these child-friendly places that brings so much to our inner worlds. Thank you, beautiful friend, for writing so well and for sharing with us.

    1. 🙂 hooray for babies raised on books. love you friend

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