Monday, August 1, 2016

A Reading Nook for Nora



She was read to in her crib,
when only a few days old.

Taken to Story Hour at the library,
when a few months old.

Bedtime reading has always been a
part of her routine.

But sometimes a girl just needs a nook,
a small reading nook of her own.

Don't you think?

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  1. I consider it a necessity of life.

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  2. Oh, I should mention that Nora has much better light in her reading nook. This was just her Mimi playing around with the pic for artistry's sake.

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  3. Well, this little princess' nook is definitely her palace! She looks so comfy nestled in her cozy space, her imagination taking her to faraway places, meeting extraordinary people, and learning amazing things via the wonder of words!

    Absolutely dreamy!

    Poppy

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    1. You said it, Poppy dear! And her parents do so much to provide this for her.

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  4. What a gorgeous photo! I love when I see children reading books. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! I can't take credit for the photo as one of her parents took it and it was like a painting to begin with.

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  5. Dewena, the pictures I've seen of Nora can be on greeting cards, truly. This one is such a treasure. Keep reading to her, she will appreciate it all through her life. Her own little reading space is perfect for her. I hope you are well, my friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. She is a natural born model, Sheri. I'm afraid I don't get much chance to read to her but her parents certainly take care of that plus her other grandmother lives near her--lucky woman!

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  6. Absolutely!! I always dreamed of a comfy window seat, surrounded by bookshelves stuffed with my favorite books! Lucky Nora!

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    1. Me too! Alas, no window seat anyplace we've lived.

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  7. This photo is precious, and very artistically done. The lighting, the venue and the subject all come together to tell us a story of a little girl engrossed in a magical world created from her imagination and her love of books. Beautiful!

    xxx

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    1. And that, Nora's parents, comes from a woman whose passion is photography! Thank you, Doreen, I'll take a tiny bit of the credit for your compliment.

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    1. Thank you, Dayle. She is that and more!

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  9. that she loves books... what a gift to give her for the rest of her life!
    and oh my.
    the little graceful foot. the foot of a ballerina!
    and the light shining just right on that shining hair... and the thick dark eyelashes on her cheeks as she's looking down. she has become so beautiful!
    our little precious moment.
    this picture is perfect.
    and that she has her very own reading nook.
    life just doesn't get much better!

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    1. I saw those eyelashes too, Auntie Tam!

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  10. Sweet, and many memories will be made, dreams dreamt, & fun had in her little nook.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  11. I love this! She is adorable. I'd like to see more of that area.

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    1. I asked my son yesterday when we FaceTime'd to take a picture of the girls' playroom. It is magical!

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    2. I couldn't make out if it was a sort of bench built into the wall or a window seat but I realized the light which I thought was from a window was from a lamp. I love houses and nooks and rooms.

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  12. Every girl needs a little nook to call her own. How nice for Nora to have this cute space to draw her into her books. So nice to hear from you, Dewena!

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    1. Just visited you, Karen, and read how you repurposed your sewing area into a space more suited to you now.

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  13. Precious, and as a former Kindergarten teacher, I can tell you . . . SO IMPORTANT! I used to crawl under the dining room table to read. Such good memories. Nora is precious.

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    1. Thank you, Leslie Anne, Nora is precious. And congratulations on your new Gulf Coast guide!

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  14. What a lovely photo ...
    We all need a nook, or space to sit and enjoy a book,there is nothing better.

    Wishing you a Happy month of August

    All the best Jan

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  15. That's such a pretty picture. A child with a book is utterly endearing.

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    1. Much more so than one with a device in her hand! I have to take that back, they're pretty endearing too.

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  16. How absolutely adorable. So sweet to she a little one with a book to read.
    Have a great new week ahead.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. I get to see her and her little sister this fall. I can't wait!

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  17. Such a precious photo. I hope sweet Nora loves reading all her days!

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    1. Oh, I do too, Patti, and I believe she will.

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  18. I have always enjoyed reading and when I was alittle girl I had my own nook to in our hallway. Loved that place.

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    1. Oh, that sounds like Nora's nook! You have a sweet memory there, Betty.

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  19. It's one of the things that makes me happiest - seeing my children and grandchildren reading. Of course Nora needs a reading nook - she is adorable!

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    1. I bet there is a reading nook in your New-Old Cottage!

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  20. Sweet as can be. :-)
    This is so true, early reading, I truly believe brings a lifetime of a love of reading.
    Carla

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  21. It is a lovely photo and reading brings such a fascinating world to us. She looks very intrigued in her book!

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  22. Love it! She is SO cute!!! I had a rocking chair in my nursery and read non stop. Both my daughters have done well and are readers.!

    Great post. Hope all is well in your 'new digs!"

    Jane

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  23. Nora looks thoroughly engrossed in her book. It's almost as big as she is! Everyone should have such a cozy nook to read a book! Precious!

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  24. I'm confident you'll tame the beast, Dewena :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Junior in high school, age 17, and a few weeks before starting college early. Mom caught me in my closet, after midnight, reading. She asked, What are you doing?

    I refused to answer, never said a word, ever, to this day.

    Wanting to read so badly I hid in the closet, just to read. Too profane to answer, Reading.

    Our pantry is huge, plenty of space to lay down & read, tall window, natural light. Have not done it yet. Loving the anticipation, and right book.

    XOT

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