I've never really considered myself a reader as part of my identity, but Miller's book helped me see that that is exactly what I am. Any free time that I have, especially on breaks from school, I dive into reading and devour as many books as I possibly can.
Like most of my fellow bloggers the part that really spoke to me in chapter 1 was the quote:
"Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown, or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters- the saints and sinners, real or imagined- reading shows you how to be a better human being"
~Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer (p. 18)
I have already finished the book a few weeks ago and can't wait to read everyone's thoughts and see how this text will influence our classrooms.