December: Read a New Book
In case you missed it in September, you can also decide to read a new book in December.
Then again, it doesn’t have to be a designated month for me to read a book. And if I haven’t read it yet it’s a new book to me.
Having librarian experience, both paid and volunteer, for over fifteen years, creates in me this urgency to promote reading. Now that I am in the classroom I promote reading to my students with having them read the first 10 minutes of class. Their reactions range from groans to smiles. There seems to be a firm indication that reading is either in terms of endearment or terms of endurement among teens I have encountered in the last few years.
Anyone have a study on how reading fares among our youth?
As for me—I began to seriously get into reading in fifth grade, prompted by my teacher (Hi, Mr. Cassidy) and have increased my passion for holding words upon pages (no thanks Kindle—gotta turn those pages, feel that paper).
In fact, I just hit my reading goal of 101 books for the year just the other day and I still have time and inclination to keep going.
How about you? Do you have a reading goal? Have you read any new books lately?