MR READ-TO-ME 87 BOOKS PLEASE

MR READ-TO-ME 87 BOOKS PLEASE

Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie BLOG 24th January 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

My five year old grandson, Rory, MR READ-TO-ME, was proud to show me his latest book collection part of which had been delivered by Amazon yesterday. This meant he had a collection of 50 Mr Men books and 37 Little Miss books.

He asked me to help him lay them out in the order they were listed on the boxes. He was so excited.

He is only just finding his way with reading so it was not through reading the titles, just through recognition of the characters, but he knew most of the book titles. He knew about lots of relationships too between the characters such as Mr Greedy is the cousin of Little Miss Greedy.

Once we had finished laying them out he asked me to read the books to him and we started with Mr Tickle. But then Mamma said it was time for us to go. Poor Rory was so distraught. He wanted me to read all 87 books to him before I went.

What a readathon that would have been.

have a favourite website: https://www.readinglength.com. You type in the title or ISBN of a book and it calculates the number of words in that book and estimates how long it will take to read. The site says the average person reads at the rate of 250 words per minute. I typed in Mr Tickle, I was told 9,760 words which should take me 39 minutes to read the book. Assume all the Mr Men and Little Miss books are a similar length, it would take me 56½  hours or 2 and a third days, non-stop, without sleep.

https://www.readinglength.com  Try it!

But I am partially sighted which reduces my reading speed considerably from 250 words per minute to 70 wpm that makes 2 hours 20 minutes for the Mr Men and Little Miss books. It will take me 202 hours to read them continuously – 8½ days or 17 days at 12 hours per day.

I hate letting my grandchildren down but what alternative was there?

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life – Steve Jobs

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…reading to my grandchildren

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: What starts with E, ends with E, and has only 1 letter in it?  Envelope

LOVE IS…

Love is…never letting go even in adversity

TRACK OF THE DAY

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Not released as single Track on Album “Songs in the Key of Life” Highest Chart Position: No.2 16th October 1976