Mama Kat has gotten me to put my thinking cap on again and this week’s prompt is;
“If you were a hoarder, based on your personality…what would you hoard? (better yet, ask someone who knows you well, what they think you would hoard).”
I didn’t need to even delve too deeply into this one.
You see-I love books.
I wasn’t a teddy bear kind of kid, I carried a book with me everywhere for security.
My sister, tired of my book choices, taught me how to read when I was four. I quickly found that if I read my textbooks at the beginning of the year I could answer any questions that arose for the rest of the time and I would be largely left alone with my newest best friend. It could have been: Fabulous Five, Miss Marple, Anne of Green Gables, John Trenchard from “Moonfleet”, Daisy in the Jazz age, a weepy Jane Eyre…
The library just didn’t cut it for me-how could I give
back away a dear friend? What if someone else hurt them? What if I needed them again?
You see, books don’t let you down, books instantly move you to another world, books make the impossible a reality, books can be rewritten if you aren’t happy with the outcome.
How could I not want as many books as possible?
This love has led me to my chosen profession (an English teacher) and this;
It is just one cupboard in my classroom. There are six others. I read every one and lend them to my kiddos. All they have to do is bring in a ziploc bag and answer three questions:
1) What’s your favourite tv show
2) What’s your favourite movie
3) What (if you HAD to choose) is your favourite book
With these answers I can (nine times out of ten) join a student with a book that they love. Not like, not endure but love and get in trouble in other classes for reading when they should be doing other things.
I’m the book whisperer.
Yep, I think I’ve stepped over into hoarding territory but it’s for a good cause-isn’t it?
Let’s not even talk about shoes 🙂
That might be contagious.
My mom used to have to PRY books out of my hands to get me to eat, bathe and sleep! We may be kindred spirits!
Hee, hee. I used to get in big trouble for reading like ALL THE TIME.
I love that you call yourself the book whisperer—that's a wonderful ability to have. I love to read, as well, and my daughter (age 11) seems to be taking after me. It is a struggle at times, however, to find the right book for her. It would be incredible if her new 6th grade teacher could have a similar ability. I can only hope!Love the design of your blog, by the way. Visiting from Mama Kat's.
The Mrs said:
I see a couple I wouldn't mind borrowing…where do I deliver my ziploc bag?Also, Miss has taken to bringing books with her to daycare and leaving them in my van so she can say hello to them when I pick her up.Books: definitely contagious. Shoes: jury's still out. But those piggy-tails are the bees knees!
I would need a real live Mrs. visit to lend, hint, hint :)Every kid should have a teacher who is obsessed by books. Have her answer my three questions and I'll give you some ideas-very happily.
The Mrs said:
August, Jane, August. Pencil me in.
Michelle Barbeau Photography said:
victoria is wondering when she can come raid your closet? She's worried her feet are going to grow soon 🙂
Clueless Mom said:
I love books too. I had to get glasses because I used to read in the dark and for long hours. When I had a good book I did not put it down until I finished. Oh, and shoes were my hoarding object.
My daughter and I are a lot like you with the book/shoe issues. My Husband actually called me an ENABLER (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!??!) when I came home from the kids consignment sale today with two MORE pairs of shoes for her… Sorry Dear, but a girl's gotta have options when it comes to footwear!