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Opening Day! Needle and ThREAD: Stitching for Literacy 2008 Bookmark Challenge

It is here! It is here! It is heeeeere!

Today is March 20, Opening Day for the Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy 2008 Bookmark Challenge.

horton.jpgAbove is a nod to Horton Hears a Who, the 2008 movie, the 1999 movie on my How the Grinch Stole Christmas tape, and the Dr. Seuss classic picture book. I can’t think of a better way to kick off a literacy campaign than to celebrate Dr. Seuss. He taught me to read. More importantly, he made reading fun.

As a kid, I was not much of a reader. I didn’t do a lot of sitting still, and it’s hard to read while riding a bike, building a fort, playing schmerltz at summer camp, etc. My sister read. Her books were boring, and so was she when she read.

But Dr. Seuss captivated me. We had a large collection of I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books, and I read them. Over and over.

I still read Dr. Seuss books, but the best way of all to enjoy them is to listen and look while Mike reads aloud.

Let’s get reading and stitching!

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  1. Yay! I’m reading _The Ships of Air_ by Martha Wells and keep needing a bookmark! Maybe I’ll stitch one…

  2. I’m stitching a bookmark now, but may need to keep it. I just finished Alexander McCall Smith’s The Sunday Philosophy Club and I’m in the middle of Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn. I usually have two or three books going at once.

  3. So you’ll have to stitch another bookmark to give away, then!

    I decided to shake things up during the Challenge and read a grownup book, something it might not occur to me to read at another time. So I’m reading KEEPING FAITH, by Jodi Picoult. Someone gave it to me, but I don’t recall who.

    It’s written from multiple points of view which is a technique that appeals to me. Picoult has me: I’m happily engaged and enjoying the ride.

    I’m listening to EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS, by Deborah Wiles. It’s a middle grade novel about the daughter of an undertaker in Mississippi.