Tell Me Something Tuesday: December 1, 2020

Posted December 1, 2020 by Jen in TMST Tags:

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December 1st: Share a book-centric childhood memory.

Where to start? I remember LOVING books as a child and teen. I loved hanging out in the library, the smell of books, pulling them and piling them around me. I remember books my teachers read to me and how different ones made me feel. I remember disliking books I had to read for school, and then finding true gems from the same teachers later in the year. Books were an important part of my youth, so it’s hard to pick just one memory…

Little girl sitting with large teddy bear
Jen Twimom as a very young little girl.

When I was in elementary school, I think maybe third grade, we participated in a young authors program, with each student writing and illustrating a short story. We also created a cover for our books, and each book was spiral bound so it “felt like a book.” I recall I wrote a Christmas-themed short story based on a picture book I’d read a year or two earlier. It was about a Christmas tree that was shared among many families, from human down to a mouse family. I’m pretty sure I copied the idea directly from the book I’d read, but it was fun coming up with my own take on the story. Anyhow, I loved knowing I’d created my own book; it was empowering. But even better, I was one of the few students that the principal of the school had read our book to him. He then displayed the books of those who read to him in the outer office where all staff and visitors could see them.

Books will also hold a special place in my life. What about you? Do you have a story to share?

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