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When I was seventeen years old and still living in the seaside town where I spent my childhood, I would go for a few hours every Sunday morning to the home of a retired teacher of English literature to talk about books. –My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: Which of your old teachers would you like to meet to discuss books?

Art Prompt: Seaside Sundays

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about your favorite teacher.

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booklegging n
  • The illicit publication and distribution of banned books.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What’s your favorite banned book?

Art Prompt: Booklegging

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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visual prompt library

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Reading outside

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woman offers book

This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it. –The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: What book tempts you even though you’ve never read it?

Art Prompt: Favorite book

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about your favorite book.

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Alice reading

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the riverbank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?’ –Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Caroll

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your favorite place to read and your favorite kind of book to read.

Art Prompt: Reading

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the joys of reading.

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Reading is a habit of mine, not a hobby but a habit. It seems I just can’t get enough. I will read anything. –Color Me Grey by J.C. Phelps

Fiction Writing Prompt: Add to your character sketch: what’s on your protagonist’s reading list?

Journaling Prompt: Write about the last book you read and what you learned from it.

Art Prompt: Reading

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience why leaders are readers.

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Still Life by Henri Fantin-Latour

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Pictureadingre

Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true. -Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a book that engages in a quest to find the perfect reader.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a book that changed your life.

Art Prompt: Reading

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about a book that changed your life.

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Embraced by Words

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