Welcome back friends!This week we are talking about our favorite books from childhood and adolescence. I'm curious to see what books were special to you and what turned you into the bookworm you are today.
I have always loved stories for as long as I can remember. I try to instill that same love of literature and story-telling in my kids all the time. I read to them every single day and there is nothing better than having Jude plop down on my lap with a book of his choice or hearing Jonathan beg for one more chapter. There are three authors that helped shaped my life that I especially want my kiddos exposed to...I shall call them the Children's Lit Trifecta.
1. Dr. Seuss
"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose."
2. Roald Dahl
3. Shel Silverstein
Aside from all of the entertaining, fun things kids will read, I think nothing could be more important than the lessons these three writers have to offer. Personally, they taught me that books can make us relate, feel, understand, think and laugh. These writers planted the seeds that made me the lover of literature that I am today, and that I hope my boys someday become.
I want to live in a world of their creation.
You know the routine. Link up below. Can't wait to read what you have for us!
As for next week (5/24):
I want to hear your favorite male character. Or how about your least favorite male character? One you love to hate, or hate to love? A great hero or a perfectly evil villain. Casanova or comedian. Your choice...pick a male character, or two, or more and share your thoughts!