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A New Way To Read

I have decided to take reading to a whole new level.

As I was pondering these last few weeks (which, thanks to CoViD19, are full of ponder-time, AKA nothing to do) I realized that the book character I am most like is Otulissa from the Guardians of GaHoole series by Kathryn Lasky.

I wrote, “I am probably most like Otulissa from Guardians of Ga’Hoole. Super nerdy, way too good at bragging, always willing to share TMI, but with deep fears that she will fail, that she won’t be enough no matter how much she knows or how hard she studies.”

Okay, but what does that have to do with taking reading to a whole new level?

Well, here’s the answer. I am going to read all the books in the series that include her (for the bazillionth time), but this time, I am going to do it while taking notes on her challenges, her victories over her challenges, her mentors and how she learns, and anything else.

I have to tell you, over the series she really changes. Not a bad, ‘wow, is that even the same owl?’ change, but she is polished. It’s really cool to watch.

So basically, I am going to glean all the wisdom I can from her and use it to polish myself.

Of course, this is going to be a process, not an over-night transformation.

And, of course, I’ll keep you guys updated. I’ll put in a new post about this every week. But until the next article... *salve!

*Salve is Latin for “goodbye” and it’s pronounced SAHLL-wayh


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Amy Wilson on :

Cool idea! Cant wait to hear what you learn!

Liliana Owen on :

Next post on this subject comes on Thursday!

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