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Today’s Quote:

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”

 – Marilyn Jager Adams

 

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Today’s Quote:

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.”

– Edward P. Morgan

 

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I haven’t written much lately about my running experiences.  I’m still at it; every morning I’m up between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. to do my daily walk/run.  My goal since the beginning of the year has been to run an entire 5K.  I have participated in about five this summer, but I have never run the entire 3.1 miles. I’m getting closer, this morning I ran 2 miles without walking, a new PR.  So with more training and more determination, I think I’ll actually accomplish my goal by this fall.  I recently read a statement about running that describes why I think a lot of people are drawn to it: ” It wasn’t until he took up running,  an activity that rewards will and determination more than finesse or cunning, that he found his athletic calling” – Jon Krakauer, Into The Wild

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Today’s Quote:

“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations–something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”

– Katherine Patterson

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Today Quotes:

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

– Angela Carter

 

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Today’s Quote:

 “He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.”

– Barrow

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I often said the most difficult thing about being a Christian is living what you say you believe.  Apparently, others feel the same way:  “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”

— C.S. Lewis

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