Thankful Thursdays ~ A Family of Readers

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Beautiful Beckett is an avid reader. Some mornings as she is eating breakfast she’s captivated by a story she is reading.  She loves Dog Man, a hilarious series of books featuring a hero who is part dog and part man.

She loves the adventures of Dog Man as he claws after crooks and rolls over robbers! The fact he has a nose for justice she finds exciting as his antics bring about squeals of laughter from her!

I love that she and her brother find their world expanding through their love of reading, like their parents. My love of reading started when I was a little girl and I still make time to read a variety of books each month.


“There are many little way to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.”  Jacqueline Kennedy

“Show me a family of readers and I will show you people who move the world.” Napoleon Bonaparte



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Comments (15)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never enjoyed reading but I know what a powerful thing it can be and that is why I buy my niece and nephews books for their birthdays.

May 06, 2021 05:44 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I too love to read. Can't imagine life without it.  It is wonderful that H. Hudson and B. Beckett love to read. 

May 06, 2021 05:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - the quote by Jacqueline Kennedy you chose to include is a good match.  And finding the right book can inspire a child's love of reading and I am sure Brian England can be intrigued when it is the right subject for him.  After all he's a smart guy.  

May 06, 2021 06:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Ron and I both love to read.  I have been reading since I was 3 years old, and to this day, there is always a book or two that I am reading. A

May 06, 2021 06:40 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Dorie! Yes, there are nuaces and visions only available through ones own interpretation of the written word.

May 06, 2021 06:44 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Oh my gracious that is so wonderful.  Too many kids are more interested in YouTube and Instagram.  Hope she continues to read for sure.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

May 06, 2021 07:08 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - beautiful Beckett has grown into nice young lady.  A sound mind and sound body--and she follows that.

May 06, 2021 08:45 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh, how wonderful to see a child who loves books. And yes, reading is a workout for our minds and imaginations. :) Beckett is a beautiful little girl in so many ways. 

May 06, 2021 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- I am so glad that HH and BB love to read. It is that ability that will take them far and we (society) depend on upcoming generations to have that love of reading. 

May 06, 2021 12:40 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Oh Dorie I love that the kids are enjoying learning through reading.  I started reading at a very young age and my parents always found me with a book in my hand.  Sweet Beckett is such a cutie....I can hear her squealing over the Dog Man!  What a great series!

May 06, 2021 01:01 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie my granddaughter who is Beckett's age, also loves to read.  In fact she already reads better than I do!

May 06, 2021 03:45 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good evening Dorie. Roy Kelley got me into reading fiction and now I am hooked, Enjoy your evening.

May 06, 2021 06:22 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Dorie,  The importance and joy of reading is not lost in our family, as my wife is a reading teacher.  She has been teaching reading remotely this school year.  I can hear her enthusiasm as she gets child after child to learn the magic of reading.

Great picture of Beckett.

May 06, 2021 10:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I was an avid reader when I was school age.  However, I have found the older I get, the more I like watching documentaries, etc.  But, today, I did something a little unexpected.  I ordered a book that was written back in the 1960s by Margaret Craven.  It's titled, "I Heard the Owl Call My Name."   I'm looking forward to reading it.

May 06, 2021 10:29 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Dorie,
It seems a love of reading makes life easier and certainly more interesting. If a person can't read, everything seems hard for them.

May 11, 2021 10:37 AM