A Comment on Reading and a Bit of Friday Cheer

I go to my box in the workroom this morning, and I find this note:


It says–

Mrs. Rasmussen,
I am returning your book on Freddie Steinmark. I subbed for you a couple of days ago & saw it & started glancing, then reading it. Freddie was 1 yr behind me @ UT & we both played for the Horns. I was addicted to to book & read it last couple of days.
Sorry I didn’t let you know I had it. But I was guessing you wouldn’t realize it was gone.
It was an absolutely awesome read. Thanks for chance and forgive for walking it off.
Coach Charles Copeland

Real readers do exactly what my sub did:  they read what interests them.


I suppose there are a few lessons I can learn here — like maybe secure my books? But really, what a better comment on my classroom library and my philosophy of choice reading?

Day made.



5 thoughts on “A Comment on Reading and a Bit of Friday Cheer

  1. Erika B. February 1, 2015 at 2:22 pm Reply

    Sounds more like destiny to me 🙂

    A coach being reconnected with a fellow teammate via literature? Yup, sounds about right!

    I love this story.


  2. jackiecatcher January 31, 2015 at 9:48 am Reply

    My paraprofessionals keep borrowing my books as well 🙂 It’s pretty fantastic to see the model they become for our students.


  3. Norah January 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm Reply

    Reading for a purpose! Great! Good he read it, returned it, and let you know! Thanks for sharing.


  4. Curtis Rasmussen January 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm Reply

    You’re becoming THAT heroine for others!

    *Curtis Rasmussen* 469-879-9615


  5. David January 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm Reply

    “Read at whim! Read at whim!” – Randall Jarrell


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