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On a Reading Mission

Inspiring journeys
into a great story
favorite characters
Sharing the words of an author
They'll love forever.

I'm the person who gives books 
for birthdays
and Christmas
and just because.

Fiona does not talk yet
But when I walk in
She toddles to her bookshelf
pulls a book
carries it to me
and climbs in my lap.

I introduced Chloe to 
Piggie and Gerald
a few years ago.
Together we've grown to 
love those two.
Imagine her surprise 
When she discovered
The library has more
Than both of us 

Not exactly pumped 
for a book with no pictures.
We bribed them 
with M&M's 
for a reading break.
Imagine their surprise 
When they were laughing 
At a book
with no pictures.
Imagine my delight
When they yelled
Read it again!
as soon as I turned
The last page.

The only thing I love more than a great book
Is giving books to others.
I'm on a mission
To turn all of the children
In my life
Into readers


  1. It is one of my favorite things about being a mother... sharing the love of reading with them. What a beautiful mission to be on! :)

  2. Aw.... I loved reading this. Your love of reading shines through. I am that same crazy person. I just want to infect everyone with this disease called.... love of reading. I have books and Kohl's Cares stuffed animals hidden under the futon in the office waiting on the next unsuspecting almost-reader to have a birthday, or Christmas or Just-because. I love to give books as gifts. The gift that never has to end.

  3. I love this post - such a great celebration of nurturing readers of different ages. I especially liked that Fiona brings books to you as soon as she sees you. Such very special moments being shared!

  4. Read it again - perfect words to hear. Love your style.


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