This is the story of a happy marriage

I am really enjoying this book of essays- or is it a memoir? There’s even one about going to the Metropolitan Opera at the movies, which we do in Fresno too! Way to go Ann Patchett!

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p. 49 Quindlen …

p. 49 Quindlen writes in How Reading Changed My Life, “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” I know that my life is marked by the road signs of my beloved books, each one symbolizing who I was when I read it, shaping who I have become. The uninitiated might say that I am lost in my books, but I know I am more found than lost.”

p. 51 “…Stephan Krashen reveals that no single literacy activity has a more positive effect on students’ comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, spelling, writing ability, and overall academic achievement than free voluntary reading.”

p. 107 “We have created a culture of reading poverty in which a vicious cycle of aliteracy has the potential to devolve into illiteracy for many students.”

Miller, Donalyn. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child. 2009.