This was part of a conversation with my oldest daughter who just graduated from college and has already started graduate school. She's deeply immersed in reading anatomy text books and notes. I was a bit disappointed with her first response and thrilled with her second response when I threw out some teacher jargon.
I love reading and tend to find a purpose to read a book - personally and professionally. It's summer and while each day feels like a long weekend I woke up one day and decided to stop all reading and pick up one of my favorite authors; Nicholas Sparks. I haven't read for pleasure without a reason or information to gain in quite some time. I enjoyed thinking about reading moments I could find. I was charmed by the story the characters were living. I found myself choosing reading over chores. I found myself timing other activities and mapping out reading breaks. I need to remember these feelings and foster them again for myself. I sometimes worry when students fall in love with a character, series, or author.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community.