Recently I was introduced to the term ‘bookprint’ by our school librarian. A ‘bookprint’ is a term that embodies the phrase – “you are what you read” – it’s a list of 5 books that leave a mark on our lives, shape who we are and become.
Lot’s of celebrities have bookprints – you can search through them at http://www.scholastic.com/readeveryday/celeb-bookprints.htm.
I’ll share more about my bookprint in a comment, but the one book that comes to mind is Mandy by Julie Andrews. I first read it when in 6th grade and I’ve never forgotten how it made me feel, the images it encouraged me to imagine, and the “feel good” ending…. it’s been a book that even during my adult years, I think about periodically. If you’re interested, here’s a link to the book’s information – http://marveloustales.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/the-other-side-of-the-wall/
Think about your bookprint. Maybe you’ve only read one book or more than 5 that have become part of your print. Share some of what you’ve read and why they’re part of who you are.