I always have a big stack of books on my night table in my bedroom. Some of the books are adult books, some are children’s books, some are “teacher books” or professional books. The stack is always there, but the books change as I finish them and take them to my classroom or move them to a bookshelf. I also always have unread books on my Kindle just waiting to be read.
My husband, on the other hand, does not have a book stack on his night table. He often tells me that he’s just not really a reader. Although he doesn’t often read books, he is definitely a reader. He reads the newspaper, sports magazines, and he’s obsessed with travel blogs. He reads online often. When we go on vacation, he will usually bring a few books about the places we’re visiting.
As I thought about my reading over the weekend, I realized that even though I read a lot of books, I read a lot of other things, too. This weekend, I read:
- Several cooking blogs
- Bon Appetit and Food Network magazines
- Some articles about container gardening when the boys and I planted tomatoes
- Several pages of The Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary to my boys at bedtime
- A swingset catalog
- A few emails, lots of Facebook status updates and tweets
I also read a book, The Magician’s Elephant, by one of our favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo (more on this later in the week!).
So, what did you read this weekend? Books, magazines, blogs, recipes, instruction manuals, catalogs, the newspaper? What are you reading today?
Think for a bit about the things you read that are not books. I bet you’ll realize that you read a lot! I can’t wait to read your comments!
Remember almost-Third-graders (and other readers, too), when you finish reading a book you can write a short book review, and I will post it on the blog! Include a little bit about the book (but don’t give away the ending!), why you liked or disliked it, who else might want to read it.