Two projects today

April 18 is the anniversary of my father’s death. It was timely that Timmy reminded me that it was also the day of readergirlz’s Operation Teen Book Drop. I participated in this last year, and I believe that promoting reading is a good way to honor my father’s lifelong role as an educator and mentor to young people. Plus he loved reading and writing.

This year, I dropped two books:

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is appropriate for ages twelve and up, so I left it tucked into a tree near a local middle school. (The books are in bags because it was either drizzling or raining much of today.) I was a little leery of leaving anything anywhere, but my motives were pure.

The second book, The Object of My Affection is best-suited for a post-high school teen, so I left it on a bench near a college library.

I hope both books find new homes with readers who enjoy them as I have.

Timmy also made me aware that today was Poem In Your Pocket Day. I did indeed put a poem on my phone, in my pocket, as I dropped books and ran other errands. Here’s a screen cap of the William Carlos Williams poem I chose both because he’s an award-winning American poet and because it’s April.

I’m grateful for a life that has been filled with good poets, novelists, teachers, and a great father.

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5 Responses to Two projects today

  1. Sending good thoughts to your family.

    Thank you so much for participating in #rockthedrop and supporting readergirlz!

  2. Robert Edler says:

    I used to leave completed paperbacks with a Hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did. bookmark in book/reader appropriate places for years. Hard to do with a Kindle these days.

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