Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!
Here’s my Musing Monday ramble for the week:
I work in educational publishing, and, like everyone, I have my good days and my not-so-good days on the job. Lately it seems as though there have been a lot of very challenging days–days when I think I cannot possibly deal with one more ridiculous request or handle one more impossible deadline. That’s why I have several quotes posted at my desk–because, when it comes right down to it, I’m in this job because I’m passionate about helping kids learn to read and helping them learn to love reading. Sometimes I need a reminder of that.
For this week’s Musing Monday, I thought I’d post some of those quotes. These are my favorites!
“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.”
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” Maya Angelou
“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” B.F. Skinner
“Let children read whatever they want and then talk to them about it with them . . . we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.” Judy Blume
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy
Have a wonderful week, everyone! If you’re able, please consider giving a child the gift of a book during this holiday season.