“Timing is everything, in education as in many other fields. It’s not enough to teach well. You have to teach well to kids who are ready to learn, kids who are developmentally ‘ripe’ for learning.”
- Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Friday, November 14, 2008

Book Worm Award

Sally at Book Critiques gave me a Book Worm Award!

Here’s how it goes.

Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56.

Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.

The book closest to me is Pride and Prejudice. It has been sitting on my desk for a while, ever since I posted my Reading Through History comments.

Here's page 56:

"It has often led him to be liberal and generous, - to give his money freely, to display hospitality, to assist his tenants, and relieve the poor. Family pride, and filial pride, for he is very proud of what his father was, have done this. Not to appear to disgrace his family, to degenerate from the popular qualities, or lose the influence of the Pemberley House, is a powerful motive. He has also brotherly pride, which with some brotherly affection, makes him a very kind and careful guardian of his sister; and you will hear him generally cried up as the most attentive of brothers."

ahhh, you gotta love Mr. Darcy. Even though he's proud, it's a good kind of pride.

I'm supposed to pass this on and award five more bookworms, but I just started this blog and haven't really gotten to know anyone else yet...so if you are reading this and are interested, I hereby dub you with the Bookworm Award! ;)

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