Here’s this week’s question:
Q: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most…
My husband and I have a dual rocker/recliner that we bought when I was pregnant with our son, and that’s normally where I sit and read. But it’s kind of an ugly thing, to tell the truth, so instead I’ll show you a picture of another spot where I read sometimes…
The most comfortable bed that I’ve ever slept in, and so much prettier than the rocker/recliner that I normally read in. Of course, this bed is perfect to sleep in, but reading in it (as in any bed, I think) isn’t so easy unless you’ve got a whole lot of pillows to prop you up. But I do love reading there. Ah, just looking at it makes me want to crawl back in and go to sleep…
TGIF is a weekly meme by Ginger at GReads, where bloggers can recap their week and answer a blogging/bookish question.
Here’s this weeks question:
Required Reading: Which book from your school days do you remember reading & enjoying? Is there a book published now that you’d like to see in today’s curriculum for kids?
Originally this post was just a Follow Friday, but I saw this question around and I just had to participate! One book I read in the 6th grade has stuck with me forever, and I actually own two copies of it.
(Sorry for the blurriness and glare on that photo!) The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson is still one of my favorite books. In the story, everyone over the age of 13 has died from a virus. There are gangs of kids stealing from others, and the main character, Lisa, decides to form her own group so that they can defend themselves from the gangs. It’s probably not the best post-apocalyptic story in the world, but it was my first, and it sparked my love for post-apocalyptic stories, dystopians, and Science Fiction in general.
As far as what I think needs to be required in school, I’d have to say the Harry Potter series. I know that a lot of colleges have courses on the books, and I’m sure there are elementary or junior high or high schools out there that have Harry Potter on their reading lists, but I think all schools should jump on board. The books are not only incredibly entertaining and would probably ignite a love for reading in children that otherwise wouldn’t enjoy reading, but the overwhelming themes of love and friendship are something that any child would benefit from reading.
Did you participate in Feature & Follow Friday or TGIF? Leave your link in the comments, and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog! Happy Friday!
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