Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Reading Challenge, A to Z
I am having fun with the reading challenge I took on: read books whose titles start with each letter of the alphabet, A to Z.
At home I amassed a pile of "alphabet books" in a special place so that when I'm ready I can grab the next letter. Today I stopped in a bookstore and found some books for the letters I am missing. It was fun to just stumble upon some books I might not have otherwise noticed.
I asked the clerk if he knew of a good book starting with the letter Q. He couldn't think of one. Another customer overheard my question and was intrigued. He and I searched through the sale books for a while, trying to find a Q. He said he probably won't be able to get the question out of his mind until he finds a book that starts with Q! I'm going to check the on-line library book catalog and see what I can find.
I read a whole book today, since stopping in the bookstore. It was a quick read and very interesting. It was the "I" book: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. Wow, so many girls and women have such horrendous lives to endure. This little girl was brave and fought back. She is an inspiration!
Had I not taken on this challenge, I may not have stumbled upon Nujood's book. I would have missed her inspirational and amazing story.