Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What Book Got You Hooked?

What Book Got You Hooked? is a charity initiative by the literacy non-profit First Book. Check out the website to see which books various celebrities named as the ones that first really got them hooked on reading - you might be surprised at what Mo Willems, Kate DiCamillo or Judy Blume picked!

You can also browse favorites chosen by regular people just like you. Even better, with your parents' permission you can submit your own pick and also vote for the state that should get a donation of 50,000 new books for needy kids. The state with the most votes wins! Stop by before September 30, 2009 to make sure your vote gets counted!

As for me, I would have to give credit to A.A. Milne and his eternally delightful Winnie-the-Pooh stories and poems for turning me into a lifelong reader. If you haven't yet experienced the rich delights of the original stories, it is not too late to go off on an adventure with a friendly bear and his favorite little boy.

1 comment:

Sheri said...

One of my favorite quotes (that I use with a long-time best friend who is almost exactly one year older than me is from "Christopher Robin, ""Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred."
Pooh thought for a little.
"How old shall I be then?"
"Ninety-nine."
Pooh nodded.
"I promise," he said.

I was also a huge fan and avid reader of Milne.