I have three over the top passions: photography, baking, and reading. My mother jokes and tells me that I never learned to read, I just picked up a book and did it.
I love reading! I read everything! So this was the perfect idea for one of my project themes! And since it’s vacation this week, my kids had fun helping out!
I told the girls to grab their favorite books or series and place them in front of them We had quite the collection: Alexandra is reading Mark Twain and her pile consists of Nancy Drew, Emily Windsnap, The Odyssey, Percy Jackson, and a Greek/English dictionary. Evanthea is reading one of the Magic Tree House series (Abe Lincoln at Last), and her pile consists of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, Star Wars Trilogy, and the Mouse and the Motorcycle. I am reading Alice In Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass and my pile consists of highlights of my favorites: Mark Twain, a Pen Warmed Up In Hell, Paradise Lost (yes, Milton!), It (Stephen King…it was tough which one to decide, but I love that the spine is crazy worn out!), Animal Farm, James Patterson’s Cross, and Drawing from the Artist Within.
My book choices were deliberate. I have a degree from UCONN in English with a heavy concentration in literature. I read manuals, classics, and fluff. I love reading to myself and I love reading out loud. And I love that my kids love to read too!! (Alexandra was actually reading through out the entire session! LOL)
I love this next picture – it’s totally us! 😉
This next shot reminds me of one of my favorite paintings — unfortunately, I cannot recall the artist’s name, but here’s a link to the photo but I love the concept of a self portrait that just doesn’t look like one! 😉
That’s two of my passions: reading and photography. Maybe next week, I’ll let you into my kitchen for some old fashioned Greek baking!