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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Reading (01/25/07)

TITLE: THE WORLD OF PURE IMAGINATION
By Valerie Routhieaux
01/28/07


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THE WORLD OF PURE IMAGINATION

Reading is fundamental. We are all familiar with that phrase, and how true it is. Reading sparks our imaginations, makes it come alive as we turn the pages of our favorite books with love and respect. Nowhere else can we be the hero or heroine. We go beneath the ocean as Captain Nemo. We explore the stars as Luke Skywalker. We go to tea parties as Alice. We solve mysteries as Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys. Our imagination knows no bounds as we open the pages and read each page with a hunger to explore the depths of the imagination.

I once sat down with a book, not a small book by any means, but I was hungry for every word the author had written. I was so engrossed in the book that when I closed it I was surprised to find that there wasnít a blizzard going on outside, or that there wasnít at least three feet of driven snow, as well there shouldnít have been because it was the middle of July, and everyone knows that it doesnít snow in July in the Northern Hemisphere.

My hunger for the written word began in first grade. I learned my ABCs like everyone else, but as I recall it, Iím sure my mother would have other memories, I learned them one day and the next I was reading Dick and Jane perfectly.

Canít you just picture those words on the page with the pictures that went along with them? I can. And that is what a good book is supposed to do. Stay with you no matter how old you get. They are best friends and best friends are there through thick and thin.

Now I may not read Dick and Jane anymore but I do have books on my shelves, as Iím sure you do that youíve read over and over. They spark imaginations as I stated above, they make us heroes for a day, they help make us new people, and they show us how to fix things. Books are teachers all you have to do is open the cover and start reading. There is a wealth of knowledge between those covers. Even in silly books you can always find a moral or two. Think what Dr. Seuss did for children and adults everywhere. His silly books always had some kind of moral, all you had to do was look for it, or not.

So expand your horizons. Pick up a book, become Rayford Steele as he tries to outsmart the Anti-Christ, go fishing with Tom and Huck, or learn how to fix your toilet. Itís all in a book. All you have to do is open and read.


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Michelle Burkhardt02/01/07
I loved your first paragraph and your closing. I just wanted you to know I struggled with the middle. You jumped a little and some parts were not clear. I think you have alot of talent. So keep writing!
Julie Arduini02/02/07
A fun trip down memory lane as those are all favorites of mine too! I loved the first line as my preschooler just this week had the "RIF day-Reading is Fundamental!"
Jan Ackerson 02/03/07
Your second paragraph is great--isn't that a wonderful experience?
Donna Emery02/03/07
Yes, books are an adventure and your enthusiasm for them is contagious. Very nice!
Joanne Sher 02/04/07
Very nice - I agree the middle was a bit scattered, but the beginning and end were quite good and readable. Great job!