Here are Terry's writing prompts/questions for the day:
1. Do you have an image (photo, chart, illustration) from a nonfiction book that has stayed with you, even though you don't remember many of the details about what you read?
Surprisingly, I remember more information I've read than pictures from when I was younger. This is the oldest non-fiction picture/cover I can remember from when I was younger. I owned most, if not all, of Jean Fritz's American History books.
2. What kind of reading material has inspired your dormant reader to become an avid reader and book seeker?
I guess my main inspiration has always been children's books. I was a reading fanatic when I was younger, and now that I have a job in the Children's department of a library, I have grown to love reading anything from picture books to young adult books again (as opposed to hating it as a result of reading too much for school and not enough for pleasure). I also enjoy reading even adult books, if they've been made into movies, so that is also a motivator.
3. Where is your favorite place to read? Do you share your secret spot with your child?
Like I've said before, I don't have children of my own yet. Part of me wants to say that I share my favorite place to read with my "kids" who come to storytime, because I do so enjoy presenting storytimes; however, for those of you who are old fashioned enough to think libraries are quiet enough to hear a pin drop, you obviously haven't been in a library lately - at least not the childrens section. I prefer places that are really quiet. Right now I guess my favorite place to read is the bathtub, and I don't plan on bringing my storytime "kids" there.