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WHY AM I DOING THIS?
 
By Linda M. Penn
 
 
            Welcome to Linda’s blog!  I was recently asked by a friend, “Linda, why are you doing this book thing?”  You may have the same question.  My answer is, “I feel for kids.”  Let me explain.
            I love working with kids and seeing delight on their faces when they enjoy a book.  I remember when my daughters, Natalie and Lisa, were little and they would beg me to read the same books over and over.  Okay, I’ll admit it – I got tired of those books, but I saw that delight on their faces when curling up together and reading those books again and again.
            I remember going to the Shelby County Library Bookmobile that stopped in our rural area of the county every other Friday.  The girls couldn’t wait to get home to read their new selections.  (I wonder if there are any Bookmobiles operating anywhere today?  If you know of any Bookmobiles still making the rounds of rural areas, please let me know!)
            A trip to a local bookstore was an adventure for the girls and me.  It not only brought a break for me so I could read something different with the girls (yes, that is selfish, sorry about that!) but now the kids got to pick out new “friends.” 
I see the same thing with my grandkids.  Allyson’s favorite book is about hunger games, Samantha’s is about a cowboy prince, and Hunter’s is about a little engine that could.                                                                                                                                Yes, as the kids grow older, their tastes in books change, but those memories will always be there for them and me.
            So, in closing, to answer the question of why I’m going this “book thing,” I feel for kids that they deserve the opportunity to get away from their own lives and live in an adventure – to who knows where with an appealing character.


7 Comments to Why Am I Doing This?:

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allyson edwards on Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:35 PM
hi grandma!
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Jean on Saturday, June 23, 2012 10:33 PM
Linda...this is WONDERFUL. Great idea. Jean
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jeanie mattingly on Monday, June 25, 2012 7:00 PM
HI LINDA JUST WANTED TO SAY CONGRADULATIONS ON YOUR NEW WEBSITE AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING. LAST YEAR WE STILL HAD A BOOK MOBILE HERE BUT IM NOT SURE WE DO THIS YEAR..IF YOU WANT I CAN CHECK AND SEE. HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL. JEANIE
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Vivian Gentry on Monday, June 25, 2012 10:35 PM
The Warren Co Public Library still has a bookmobile running.
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Rebecca on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:26 PM
Hi Linda. Great idea and congratulations. Glad to see there is still a bookmobile still running somewhere
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Cheryl Morris on Thursday, August 02, 2012 9:30 AM
Congratulations Linda! We can hardly wait to get this book for Aidan. He LOVES to goto the library. We still have a bookmobile, and it makes its rounds to all the schools and many preschools as well.
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rolex just date on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:28 AM
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