I've come to realize that some of my reading is "comfort reading." Much like we often crave foods that offer us comfort, recollections of fond memories, and just plain old good feelings, I've recently been able to put that concept into words to describe some of the reading that I do. Sometimes I find that I am so busy with numerous personal and professional commitments and obligations, that I at times I revert to spending my reading time with certain books, authors, and poems that offer me comfort. The same can be said for the time within a day or a week that I read. For instance, my lunchtime during the work week is usually spent "comfort reading."
Last weekend was a glorious, four-day weekend! It was a wonderful respite but I also had a cold. Luckily, the cold didn't have me down and out sick, but it did slow me down a bit and I found myself doing a lot of "comfort reading" and resting.
A favorite "comfort read" has been the Harry Potter series. I was able to finish . . .
I've been reading this wonderful classic with a small group of 5th grade students . . .
I hadn't read this book in years! It was great fun to introduce a new generation of readers to Judy Blume and her timeless classics! There were many times that the students and I had to stop reading - they were literally laughing so hard that it was impossible to read! My little group of readers and I connected our own personal stories and how we were all able to relate to Peter and his dealings with his little brother, Fudge. It made my heart sing when I heard groans of disappointment when I announced we had to stop reading for the day. It also brought me such joy, when one reader said in a quiet voice, "I don't want to stop reading."
So, here you have it, two of my "comfort reads" from this past week. Oh, and these three are always faithful reading companions. They especially love "comfort reading" . . .
|Miley (fawn pug), Mickey (hound ddog), & Mr. Wrinkles (black pug)|
Ok, now grab your reader's notebook or open your GoodReads app, hop on over to the other blogs out there that write #IMWAYR posts, and add some titles to your "to read" lists.
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