Hooray for Christmas vacation! I was free of students as of 4:05 Thursday afternoon and am looking forward to spending the holiday with my family at home, doing nothing but laying on the couch, watching bowl games, eating ridiculous amounts of yummy food, and of course reading.
This week's First Line is from a book I was so surprised and excited to get, but that also made me kind of sad because this is the man who should be our president. He poured his heart and soul into his campaign and I am so proud of what he has awakened in my generation, and those after. I only say the book was a surprise because it was a Christmas gift from my daughter's father's parents. They're fairly conservative, but they saw the value in the political experiences I was providing for Eleanor at a such young age. We caucused for Senator Sanders back in March, then attended a rally on November 4th where not only did we get to hear him speak, but I got to talk to him and ugly-cry while we took a selfie. I then had reporters after the ugly-cry-selfie asking for my name and email address, so they could send me photos they took of us. It was pretty awesome and my daughter, though only 3 1/2, is OBSESSED with him. When I opened the box, she immediately shouted, "Bernie!" and grabbed it from me - then asked me to read it to her at bedtime.
Now, the First Line:
"When we began our race for the presidency in April 2015, we were considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously."
Oh how wrong the media was, and err'body knows it.
Check out what my fellow First Liners have to say this week. Due to Christmas being upon us, a few of the ladies are not posting, but you can check out previous First Lines you might have missed.
Carrie - Reading is My SuperPower
Rachel - Bookworm Mama
Sydney - The Singing Librarian
Andi - Radiant Light
Beth - Faithfully Bookish
Heather - Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!