Today is the second day of this challenge, for which Susan Scott has nominated me to take part in the 5 day 5 photo challenge from http://www.gardenofedenblog.com.
|Clicked from my new cell phone|
Yesterday I was going for a meeting and when I reached the venue: I found a small hoarding that said books exhibition. The moment I saw the board, I remembered my daughter, just the other day she was reminding me about getting her some books to read. I am happy that Maria has developed the habit of reading and I am thankful to the school for promoting the children to read the printed word. The school has something called the DEAR Time (Drop Everything and Read) once a week on a Friday, wherein children are allowed to bring one book for reading and spend time reading in the class.
I have been getting Maria a lot of reading material in the form of comics, short stories, popular personalities in the bible, right from the time she started reading; her favourite stories were always Cinderella, Snow white, chanakya, Alice in the wonderland, Birbal and few popular characters from the bible.
She also started borrowing books from the library, and her taste has also been changing; now from class V onwards she has started reading Charles dickens, Jane Austen and a few more popular books. Now for class IX the school has given them one book to each student to read throughout the year, that is Gulliver’s Travel and the assignment will be given at the end of the year.
Now when I saw this board I was very happy; so after the meeting, I stopped by at this book exhibition where they were selling the books in kgs. Books are displayed in a rack and amount is tagged as to Rs 300/per kg, 250/per kg 200/per kg and 100/per kg. I was fascinated by the way the books were displayed.
So I went to Teenage section, where there were plenty of novels, I picked up one by one to see whether my daughter will like it; and finally after spending an hour I managed to pick up 6 books, favourite of Maria’s – Charles dickens, Mark Twain, Chicken soup for the soul, and harry potter which costed Rs 300/per kg which I felt was very cheap. When I came home Maria was very happy that I picked up so many books, and immediately started reading one of the books by Mark twain.
Books have been a great companion for me; and I have always enjoyed reading books. I was very regular to the library when I was in college, and later on where I worked, there was a good collection of books in the office library and I would borrow a lot of books for reading. Books have always kept me engaged; I have travelled with books for seminars, training sessions from my place of work. I have always gifted books to my close friends and had spent a lot of time selecting books in the book store, forgetting the time.
|Books I picked up. Thanks to Maria for clicking this pic|
I also read plenty of E material available on the internet. I find blogs very inspiring, mostly I read a lot of stuff related to self development, inspiration, motivational and something that triggers me think, questions my beliefs and which helps me make some positive changes I read.
“There are many little ways you can enlarge your Child's world. Love of books is the best of all” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” Maya Angelou
“A book is a dream you hold in your hand” Neil Gaiman
Today I nominate Vidya who writes at www.http://vidyasury.com. Vidya is another blogger who writes beautifully straight from the heart. I have always enjoyed reading vidya’s posts and I found Vidya very knowledgeable and writes on so many different aspects of life. I have read some very brilliant posts on parenting, healthy living, tips to blog better, and some very rich experiences of her mom and her family.
The rules are simple:
· Post photo each day for 5 consecutive days
· Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, a paragraph – all entirely up to you
· Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation! This is fun, not a command performance!
Thank you for reading, and I would love to hear your thoughts…..
Be Blessed & Be Happy!