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TWO WRITING TEACHERS
This past week I watched the ALA Youth Media Awards for the first time. I cannot put into words my excitement and my feelings from that morning.
Since then, I have reflected on how my reading life has changed. I have always been a reader, but I don't think I was an "engaged" reader until I started blogging and reading about books. The books I read were usually not ones that were recently published, but ones found in the Scholastic Book order or on the shelves in our library...and they certainly were hardly ever hardback. It wasn't until the past six months when I started listening in on the buzz about the Newbery Award contenders or bought newly published books - yes in hardback - that my reading life changed - for the better! I became a different kind of reader.
I have struggled writing this post. I have revised and revised, but it just wasn't turning out the way I wanted.
How do you put into words the profound way my reading life has changed in such a short amount of time?
How do you remember all the people in the blogging world that have influenced my reading life since I started reading blogs and writing on my own?
So, I will use Cindy Minnich's words from a tweet on #titletalk the night before the awards.
It is because of those celebrations all year long that my reading life has become so much richer.
Yes, that's what they do! And I am so thankful for it! I can't wait to see what you share in 2014! My credit card is ready!