Monday, March 3, 2014

Upcoming Awesome Things

Two upcoming awesome things are likely things you've heard about,
but they're important so I want to highlight them here. 

The first, World Read Aloud Day, is this Wednesday, March 5th. It challenges us to "Be the story."


The other is World Book Night and takes place on Wednesday, April 23rd. It puts books in the hands of those who don't read or don't read much. Two years ago, I was a book giver and still treasure the experience and my button.
In fact, here's my button. It sits in my bookcase alongside my prized hardcovers.


Some pretty great events, wouldn't you say? Have you taken part in either of them?

16 comments:

  1. I knew about World Book Night but not the other one. I'd love to do something like you did 2 years ago on World Book Night.

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  2. Sounds interesting. I've never heard of either of these events.

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  3. I have never participated in any of these events but this year I can give the read aloud one a try with mini A. :)

    ~Akoss

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  4. I hadn't heard of these, but I certainly should give some books away!

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  5. Cool! I have some books to give away, so I'll have to check into this.

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  6. This is a great idea. I wish my younger two read more. I miss the days when they were little and I would read 13 PBs to them in one go. :)

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  7. I hadn't heard of either of these. I'm on my way to look up more about them. Thanks, Barbara!

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  8. I always want to be a book giver on World book night. I've never been chosen. I didn't sign up this year because it's on a Wednesday and I that's a bad, busy day, but I'll try again next time. April 23 is our anniversary and I love the idea of celebrating by giving away books.

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  9. I hadn't heard of these either, Barbara! We will definitely be reading aloud this Wednesday. My kids are MG-aged, but still love to be read to.

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  10. Ooh! I guess that means I'd better read to my littles today. We've been in the middle of Keepers of the Lost City for FOREVER, but hey, I always love a good excuse to break out some character voices. Gives me a chance to use my accents. We need more excuses to use accents if you ask me.

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  11. I had not heard or taken part in either of them. Now I will, thanks for letting me know about them!

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  12. I've taken part in both of them in past years, but not this year. Although, there's still time. My kids are older, but I don't think they'd mind if I read to them tonight :)

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  13. Both of these sound awesome! I have heard of World Book Night, but not of World Read Aloud Day (I did read aloud on Wednesday). I love the idea of giving books away. :) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  14. I haven't heard of either of these before, but they both sound great!

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  15. I also hadn't heard of these. It's always great when we hear of more ways to share books.

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  16. No but I need to check out the Book Giver event!

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Comments. Yay! They're almost as good as chocolate. Almost.