Monday, August 07, 2017

Literacy Musing Mondays May 1-6 {Can You Read Too Much?}

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Welcome to Literacy Musing Mondays May 1-6

Literacy Musing Mondays


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Literacy Musing Mondays May 1-6

My Answer: Even though I love to read and think very highly of all things literacy, I have to say, YES, one can be too fond of books and read too much. Sometimes reading can keep me from doing something else I need to be doing. Reading is SO in my comfort zone, but reading too much can keep me from trying something new. And, if I'm honest, I don't always like to try new things or push myself to do something different because I'm afraid of failure. 

A year and a half ago, I had to tell myself, "NO more reading any books until you start and finish illustrating your first children's book!" This was extremely challenging for me because I had no clue what I was doing. But, I knew I had to push myself out of my comfort zone and say no to something I love in order to accomplish something new. Something I wanted to do but needed the motivation to do it. 

Here's another quote I found about reading too much, and I think I LOVE it. :)
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. -Albert Einstein
I'd love to know your answers! Please share in the comments. :)

Now let's meet our hosts:

Mary @Maryandering Creatively
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Brandi @living between whimsy & reality
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Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!

The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets by Mike Berenstain

By Lisa Healy

The Berenstain Bears are a favorite book of many children. Lisa provided a lovely review of this book which features the Annual Blessing of the Animals, usually close to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on the first Sunday in October. Be sure to check it out.

My Favorite Post of the Week

God Bless Our Baby by Hannah C. Hall, illustrated by Steve Whitlow

The sweet, illustrations and sweet message of this book just caught my eye. I really miss reading picture books to my kids, and if I was still in that phase, I'd want this book! Lisa writes a nice review and includes several pictures from inside the book. 

Be sure to check out this post! And, if you are a homeschooler, I highly recommend checking out Lisa's entire blog as she has a ton of great ideas and resources. :)

Remember to check out other hosts' blogs to see which posts from last week were their favorites. Want to be the next to be featured! Just link up a post and if you are read the most, we will feature you. Also please make sure you link back to us so others will know about our link up and join in. 

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  1. Include a link back or the blog hop button linked to this hop on your posts.
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  3. Please remember this is a family-friendly linkup. Although we believe in the right for adults to read whatever they want to read, we prefer to read wholesome posts that feature literature that edify and uplift families. We reserve the right to delete any posts that are not family friendly. We love all kinds of literature and genres including family-friendly inspirational romances, fantasy, or science fiction. We do not welcome any posts that feature excessive violence, sexual content, or any cursing. This rule also applies to book review posts that feature books that are not family-friendly. These posts will be deleted without notice to the blogger or explanation. While we believe in the right for all adults to read whatever they want, we feel our linkup is for family-friendly posts only. Thank you for understanding.
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