The new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature will be announced tomorrow, and today, bloggers are taking time to thank Jon Scieszka, the outgoing ambassador. (Outgoing in both meanings of the word.) Here are just three of his books I absolutely love:
I could go on and on, but one of my goals for 2010 is to blog short (ha!), so I just want to say:
Thanks for nothing!
Jon Scieszka actually inspired my 2009 theme of Do Nothing. And I figured Jon was funny and irreverent and successful, and if 15 minutes a day of doing nothing worked for him, I wanted it to work for me.
Unfortunately, I was an epic failure at Doing Nothing. However, I still want it to work–for all the reasons I mentioned when I first took up the theme and for one more reason, too. I hate that I didn’t reach my goal. How could I fail to reach a goal that involved simply doing nothing for 15 minutes a day?!
But, because I so admire Jon Scieszka (and, ok, maybe a few other reasons besides), I hereby declare:
2010 is the year of doing nothing for 15 whopping minutes every day!
That’s right. It’s a do-over. My theme for 2010 is, once again, Doing Nothing.
Meanwhile, to see how other bloggers are honoring Jon and his tenure as Ambassador, check out A Year of Reading.