March 19, 2011

If you can read....

Random org chose the winner: Dawn McVey of My Favorite Things  
Dawn has 48 hours to let me know her address.

Thanks to Cindy over at Princess Bookie for allowing me to host a mini-challenge as part of her Contest Craze.
 This is a card I made a few years ago and sent to my first grade teacher who also happened to be my mom!

Do you remember who gave you your love of reading?  Your mini-challenge is to scribble a quick thank you note to that person. 

Maybe it is a parent who read to you at bedtime, or an elementary school teacher or even a college lit professor.  If the person is no longer here on earth or you don't have the address, scribble anyway.   Then post it on your blog (and leave the link here)  or  tell us in the comments a bit about the person, and how he/she influenced you.

The prize is The Kitchen Daughter.
hardback donated by Simon and Schuster, Gallery Books 

a book of your choice up to $15.00  from amazon.

The winner (US only or with an US address) will be chosen by  Don't forget to leave your email addy or a way we can contact you if you win.  Contest entry deadline midnight March 30.


Midnyte Reader said...

My father gave me my love of reading. I actually wrote a post about it in August, because that is his birthday month. He was a voracious reader who always took me to the library. I can't thank him enough for this wonderful gift he passed onto me.

Rebecca said...

Super cute card, Betty! Someone who instilled in me my love for reading was our local librarian Ms. Lapicola!

Renee V. said...

I have a huge smile on my face just thinking about this. My dear Aunt Dorothy was the one who gave me the love for reading...
When I turned 6 years old, my aunt had a special day planned for me. She would often take me to the "big" library and she did so that day on my birthday. But this time was even more special - I got my very own library card!
I'll never forget that moment!
Hugs, Renee
PS. My aunt has gone onto write and publish two novels while in her 70's.
She's amazing...

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Read the reveiew you did on this book and it sounds great. My mom inspired me to read and so did my grandfather (mom's dad). Grandpa had so many books all over his apt over the years and even wrote his own personal history into a book.

mariska said...

My father ! He subscribed me a children magazine and took me to bookstores when i was a child :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Hi Betty,

I'm not really sure where my love of reading came from! I think I read just about more than anyone I know! Haha. My Grandma does love to read, so I'm sure I get it from her, but I don't really remember reading with her when I was little or anything. I've just been a total book lover ever since I was little!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!! Have a great weekend!

linda2060 said...

My love for books came from my elementary school librarian. She was friendly and encouraged me to read even when I wanted to give up and throw a fit. She always had the most exciting books and pulled strings so our classes could visit the library often. The library became my own place to think and she's and old friend.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Atypical Girl said...

Both of my parents, but especially my mom (who is a retired kindergarten teacher.) She would faithfully take me to the library, buy me loads of books, and spend time showing me the world of imagination available in books. I remember my favorite books were Beatrice Potter books. I don't know why. She went through The Baby-Sitter's Club and Sweet Valley High series with me. She was always faithful. Now I'm an adult and my mom and I share books. And I'm a writer working on my first book (non-fiction). It all started with my mother. Thank you, Mom, for giving me a love of the written word.

Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

goodnightmoon said...

Such a good idea!! I tried writing a few comments, but I just couldn't make them short. Instead, here's my blog post:


sharonw05 said...

It was my Mom who gave me my love of reading! She was my teacher for K-2 and 4-5th grades, and we lived in the bush in Ghana, West Africa. Besides the fun books that came in our Calvert school boxes every year, there was a "library truck" that came by our house every so often throughout the year. I remember getting stacks and stacks of books, and when we were done with those, I would look through the encyclopedias and read anything that would catch my eye (usually just little blurbs under wonderfully colorful pictures).
Ahhh, sweet memories!