wonderful-readership-award2Pam and I feel blessed that our little endeavor called The Life Bus has gotten some great people to climb aboard and along the way nominate us for our second award, the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.  This generous award nomination comes to us from the Les Petits Pas de Jules who has been a true champion of The Life Bus and we are truly thrilled that she has found our writings worthy of a blog award.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog yet, I highly recommend you do so.  It is a wonderful blog with great content as well as photos.  She does this in three languages no less.

So here is what WTMRA winner must do as a recipient of this award:

  • Display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar
  • The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…”
  • Nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc., naming his or her nominees on a post or on posts during the 1 week period.
  • The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules, keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates.

Here goes for what I think makes a great reader …. it’s really more a little story so I hope you enjoy!!

My definition of a great reader is probably not much different than that of most people.  So, instead of plagiarizing what others have articulated so well, I thought I’d rather share some thoughts about a great reader I know quite well.   My mother is the person who comes to mind immediately.  Since my earliest memories, my mother has never been without her nose in a book or without stacks of books all over the house.  The best part is she actually reads them all and does so quickly.  She is almost thrown into a panic when she runs out and doesn’t have a book on hand.  My mother has no limits on subjects about which she will read.  She reads biographies, mysteries, and novels.  She reads about history, science, geography, mythology, and too many other topics to list all separately.  As a result of this massive amount of reading, my mother is quite frankly one of the most intelligent human beings I have ever encountered.  She is a repository of an amazing amount of information. I think what makes her, and others like her, great readers is that insatiable thirst to soak up as much about life and the world as possible.  I think my mother has been able to live a thousand different lives and adventures through all of the stories she has read.  I think these are the qualities that drive great readers.

14 Readers I Appreciate






Carl Milner