Passion Quit Meme: Reading is the New Black

I was tagged for this meme by The Free Range Librarian (uh, thanks a lot, Karen). What is it? Slap a pix online from flickrCC, Flickr Commons or another similar source, add a caption that distills what I’m most passionate about for The Kids to Learn, give it a short title and link back to the originating blog post, THEN tag other professional colleagues.

Got it?

I’m not a fan of memes; to me they’re the blog-content equivalent of eating raw cookie dough: tasty but ultimately lazy. But the Free Range Librarian’s response to the meme intrigued me: all the well-intentioned but “Hallmarkian” (to quote TFRL) responses to this exercise. I sympathize: it’s tough to come up with hip, terse sound bytes, though Ranganathan knows we try.

So here’s my attempt:

Reading is the new black

Just how did I decide on this as my meme output? I’ll explain in the next posting. In the meantime, why not show the world just how you feel about reading?

The meme:

  1. Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
  2. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
  3. Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.

You’ve Been Tagged Dept: The Gay Librarian, Filipino Librarian, DIY Librarian, The Laughing Librarian, and last but certainly not least, Darth Libris.