I wrote about him in one of my Literary Locals posts. Today, I simply celebrate his life and smile with tears in my eyes as I read from the many students he impacted through the years, hearing how he was a "favorite teacher" or the "greatest influence." These are not small compliments and my heart swells every time I read another.
With that said, posts will continue to be sparse over the next week. I am flying back to attend services and be with my family during this difficult time. However, I am excited to be doing something to allow my grandfather's legacy to move on. I will be a part of planning and implementing his memorial scholarship to help those in my hometown pursue their educational dreams. I could not ask for anything more and I hope to someday see the smile on the first of many recipients to receive this honor!
What you can expect this week is the announcement of our next read for Tales to Tomes, set to be posted on Wednesday. If you have not yet voted, then be sure to do so here! I will also try to get my review scheduled for Dogsbody for this month's read, but we will see if that gets done. I have a lot to do before we fly out in a few days! I will then be back early next week to fill in some gaps.
In my absence, I want to know . . . who has inspired you and your reading?!? Is it that favorite teacher or a book-loving family member? Or, is it someone else completely?