It’s been awesome to see and hear about different people taking up the recommendation to read The Green Ember. I wanted to feature some of the photos and videos I’ve received from people who’ve recently gotten into the series.
From our friend out in Fairfax, VA:
- couldn’t figure out which way was up, so just went with the book right side up. 🙂
And in true Reading Rainbow fashion, you don’t have to take my word for it!
From down south in Riverside, CA:
Do you recognize the thing with the red ribbon on the book? It’s the star made out of sticks from Chapter 1! I heard that she and her younger brother played with it out in the yard, not unlike Heather and Picket. 🙂 What a booktastic way to have some DIY arts and crafts and outdoor time during SIP.
And perhaps my favorite update comes from a friend in San Diego, CA:
Mom told me that the book was a bit challenging, so she abandoned it in favor of the audiobook – which is totally cool, by the way!
She got to a good part, and she grabbed the book and started following along. Love it!
There you have it – we have three youngsters (and their not-as-young moms) recommending The Green Ember. Get started on the series now, and you won’t have to wait for The Last Ember to come out like some of us have! Ember’s End came out ahead of release, so it is already available! And good news, it is available for free on Kindle Unlimited – whoo!
Do you have any SIP reading photos or videos to share?
It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Today we’ll continue our tour of book nooks in our Gracepoint DMV area. This treasure was hidden in the depths of my email archives, and I rue not ever having shared it with you all back in 2017 like I should have!
Bethany has an awesome book nook in her room. No joke, this was the first thing she set up when her family moved in to their home. (Almost brought tears to my eyes when I heard!)
Such a versatile space! You can read here…or practice your recorder. 🙂
Can accommodate a friend, too!
I asked her to share some words, and I promise, these are 100% her 4th grade self’s words. (She’s now in 5th grade.) I did not bribe her to convince you that reading is awesome. 🙂
I decided to make my book nook because I wanted a private place for me to be able to read and think about books. It is also a convenient place for me to sew and hang out with my friends. It was a bit hard for me to arrange the books and shelves, but after, it was totally worth it. I LOVE MY BOOKS!
Still not convinced? Here is a haiku she wrote about it:
Books are everywhere
My corner just for reading
A small library
Inspired? Share a reading haiku below!
Happy Friday! It’s time for our Friday feature of Gracepoint reading spaces all around the country. Back in June of 2017, Gracepoint Ministries planted a new church in the DMV area. For all of us Californians, this DMV stands for DC-Maryland-Virginia, not our favorite place to stand in line! Anyway, this meant opportunities for our young readers to create their own home libraries.
Here’s a video tour of Sophie & Jamie’s Book Nook from Maryland. This was back in fall of 2017.
Book Nook from Kenny Choi on Vimeo.
While this particular book nook doesn’t exist any longer, I’m sure these two creative sisters will put their heads together to create fabulous new reading spaces. Looking forward to what they come up with next!
You can contact me if you’d like your reading space/book nook/home library featured. Photo, video, drawing, all media welcome. 🙂