I took the summer off, as you could probably tell. But now that we are back in the swing of the school year, I am back to add my two cents to the world of education, technology, libraries.
But I think I should share something I learned over the summer. I am a huge fan of graphic novels. I always liked reading comic books, but graphic novels have taken a special place in my reading world recently and I a tore through them this summer. I must have read anywhere from 7 to 10 a week. Over the course of the summer that is a hefty amount. Where as last year I read several standard novels and nonfiction works, I was able to fill my brain with so much more content this summer. I truly cleaned my local library out of adult ones and then moved on to the YA section.
Friends kept saying to me how can you read those, they are just picture books? But there is a difference. Where picture books use the images to normally enhance the story, the graphic novels use their pictures to progress the story. Some panels will have no text, it relies on the picture to tell you how the character is feeling, or what is the current situation of the story. I am learning that graphic novels are the perfect gateway for reluctant readers as well, and I will be putting a great deal of emphasis on them in my own library.
So enough rambling. I am happy to be back and posting again. See you all later.