I discovered as an adult that I love reading. I was not the kind of kid who always had a book in my hand, like my 5th grader who will one day fall down the stairs because he refuses to take his eyes off of the page. Suddenly, after college, I was no longer being told what and how much to read. I realized that reading is enjoyable, informative, and brings people together. I’ve been active in the same book group for 9 years. We read, discuss, ask questions, challenge opinions in the best possible way, and being part of this group has led me to read books I never would have chosen on my own. While the focus is on reading, we’ve been through a lot and this group provides unlimited support to one another. They are like sisters to me. Right now we are reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie, which I am loving!
As a teacher, I often found educational materials to be dry and somewhat tedious. However, this past December I became involved as a co-moderator of a Twitter chat called. #TBookC. If you are an educator and are not on Twitter, stop reading this blog post and open a new tab on your browser to create an account right this minute. After doing that you can follow me, @LisaBerghoff. If you are an educator on Twitter and have not participated in a Twitter chat, consider this your official invitation to join #TBookC. Also, you can follow me:) You won’t regret it.