Friday, March 17, 2017

#SOL17 I Read 17/31

2017 is the tenth year of the Slice of Life Story Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers, The goal is to write and post a "slice of life" story every day during the month of March. My seventh graders are also participating in a slimmed down version of the challenge, writing 10 slices during the month.

Slice of Life: I Read

(Thanks to Leigh Anne for this format idea.)

I read; therefore, I have traveled the world.
I read; therefore, I feel the stories of others deeply.
I read; therefore, I love finding new book recommendations and suggestions.
I read; therefore, I can't stop talking about books when someone makes the "mistake" of asking.

I read; therefore, I always need to "just finish this chapter" before starting something new.
I read; therefore, I also lie about how many pages are left in that chapter.
I read; therefore, my sink is piled with dirty dishes.
I read; therefore, my dining table is piled with books.

I read; therefore, my cats have grown accustomed to ducking under a book to find my lap.
I read; therefore, my bookshelves are crowded to overflowing.
I read; therefore, my classroom bookshelves are crowded to overflowing.
I read; therefore, my heart is crowded to overflowing.

Why do YOU read?

(Click here to read my previous Slice of Life Challenge posts.)


  1. I love all the ways "I read" creates spaces and conversations in your life. I can relate to them all!

  2. Thanks for the shoutout! I think our tables, sinks, and shelves must look very similar! And I am just as bad as the kids when they say, aww can I finish this chapter?

  3. Love the line about your cats! My books regularly get pushed off my lap too. What a great format and such lovely thoughts and images about reading.

  4. I love this. Wonder if my husband will buy the line about the dirty dishes and feel sorry for me?

  5. Very fun, Katie. I read; therefore, the dust lies thicker, but my mind is clearer.

  6. Love it...and yes, that's why my sink is piled with dirty dishes! Love how you went from classroom bookshelves to heart overflowing!

  7. How wonderful! Love this repetition and all the ways that reading has an impact on your life. Who cares about tidy dishes?

  8. I read; therefore, my legs ache from not moving! I like your poem much better, but oh, I ache and need to get up soon. I've started climbing stairs in my house, up and down, up and down, to avoid the snow and ice outside. Maybe I should carry books with me, too.

  9. Such fun, Katie, and sooo true - down to the feline interruptions! Thanks for sharing.

  10. This was great! So familiar! I love this format.

  11. Loved your poem, and my house is filled with piles of books too, especially my kitchen!


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