Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What I Know About Myself as a Reader - Part 2

On March 17, I posted 25 things I know about myself as a reader. I continue to add to the list. It's a great exercise reflecting on the reader that I am. 


26. I have always wanted to read Anna Karenina. Someday I will tackle it.
27. I like to read maps. Have always been fascinated by them.
28. I love infographics. That's reading too!
29. I can't read in bed. I fall asleep!
30. I usually read only one book at a time.
31. I read/watch the weather report every day. 
32. I love to read and collect quotes. 
33. I get car sick if I read in the car.
34. I like quiet places to read. 
35. I was a Nancy Drew fan when I was young and I collect vintage Nancy Drew books 
36. I need to carefully read directions when I am putting something together. Can't put something together without them.
37. My mom was a great reading model for me.
38. I loved walking to the library when I was young.
39. I love collecting bookmarks.
40. I like to collect quotes about reading.
41. I like free form poetry.
42. I started reading mysteries again.
43. I get frustrated reading magazines because there are too many advertisements. 
44. I research the flowers and plants I put in my garden.
45. I can never have enough bookcases.
46. I don't like reading comics so it is hard for me to read graphic novels.
47. I have favorite words like "serindipity", " persimmon", etc.
48. I love to read with my grandchildren.
49. I can never have enough picture books.
50. I sometimes get to the bottom of a page and have no idea what I read.

I am participating in the 
March Slice of Life Challenge.
Each day we post our thoughts.
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!

Day 22-What I Know About Myself as a Reader - Part 2


  1. Many of these apply to me too! Is that why we became teachers? Maybe. :) I was never able to read in the car until we bought a van. Now I seem to be able to handle it in short doses (30 minutes at a time...I suppose some wouldn't consider that short!) I never buy magazines because of the advertisements, and I am quite sure I will run out of space for picture books (mine, not the ones the students are allowed to read or my own children are allowed to use). That is how I will know when it is time to retire.

  2. I am so enjoying this, Karen. #26 made me sit up - one of my all time favorite books.

  3. Oh, I am completely stealing this idea! Serendipity has always been one of my favorite words too--it was in a book I read in fifth grade and my teacher claimed to not know what it meant, so we had to look it up together.

  4. I love that you are working your way through this exercise. I did it at one of Franki's summer workshops, and then modeled it in my classroom; I am fascinated by doing it multiple times - what shows up the same each time (strong thoughts of me as a reader), and what shows up once in a while.
    Found myself vigorously shaking my head at #s 34, 35, 37, 45, and 50, and saying, "Me, too!"