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It’s International Children’s Book Day !

And, here are just a few of the quotes from the International Business Times article, International Children’s Book Day Quotes: 20 Sayings About Reading To Share With Lit Lovers:

“When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.” ― Rita Mae Brown

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” — Garrison Keillor

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges

And, here’s a video with a nice man reading a story to You :-)

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All About Reading . . .

I write about Reading, Writing, and Publishing.

Thankful for Reading

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I’ve tried to cover all three equally in the past 4 and 1/2 years.

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Today (as I await the close encounter with Pluto…) I want to share six links to articles about Reading.

First, from the National Journal, an article about retired professionals giving their time in service—Passing on a Love of Reading to the Young.

Next, from Medical Daily, an article about reading as healing—The ‘Magic’ of Reading Intervention in Autism: Kids See Improvement in Brain Activity After Reading Course.

Now, from The Journal Gazette, the story of a group of volunteers who read magazines, local and area newspapers, television listings, grocery store ads, children’s books and short stories on the radio—Reading for The Unable.

And, two articles about reading aloud:

from The Wall Street JournalThe Great Gift of Reading Aloud.

from The Salt Lake TribuneA Love Song to the Pleasures of Reading Aloud: Memories of Sharing Books with Children.

Last, from the Huffington PostRaising Kids Who Love Reading, Devour Books Voraciously, and Practically Beg for a Trip to the Library.

I leave you (and go back to the anticipation of the Pluto close encounter) with a few quotes about Reading:

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”


“I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.”


“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.”


“A wild and crazy weekend involves sitting on the front porch, smoking a cigar, reading a book.”

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Do You Read Out Loud?

“Read me a story!”

The cry of children—all over the world—yet, over 250 million kids can’t read or write

Last March, I woke up to a challenge and featured a post about LitWorld‘s World Read Aloud Day and how You can help:

“For these children, for all of us, the stories inside books are more than a gentle escape.
They are a life raft.”

Are you able to do any of the following?

I will celebrate independently (spreading the word, hosting an event, as a guest reader, with my friends or family, etc.)

I will celebrate with my school (as a teacher, student, administrator, author, librarian, etc.)

I represent an organization that is interested in partnering with LitWorld for World Read Aloud Day 2013

Watch The Video Below :-)

“Every year on the first Wednesday of March LitWorld’s advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.”

It’s fun, it’s simple and it changes the world: Read aloud with us.
Spread the word about World Read Aloud Day to family and friends and on your social networking sites.
Read aloud with loved ones or new friends and tally your minutes. Find a sponsor to pledge a donation for the number of minutes you read.
Download LitWorld’s free activity and event kit and host an event in your community, classroom, home or workplace. Connect with friends near and far to grow the movement worldwide.  facebook  twitter  youtube

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