The Reading Hour

August 19th, 2012

Do I read a lot? Ha, that’s like asking me if I breathe a lot. Yes, yes, yes! Try dragging me away from a book to do something unnecessary, like eating or sleeping, and you’ll see what I mean.

If you’re visiting my website, I suspect that you probably read quite a bit too. But not everyone does – which is why August 25th, from 6pm to 7pm, is the Reading Hour! This is part of Australia’s National Year of Reading, and is a call to action to encourage families to read to their children for just 10 minutes a day or one hour a week.  And it’s not just about families – it’s an encouragement to everyone to read, and to keep including reading in their lives. Here’s the link.

Maybe you’ve got a little sister or brother who’d like to be read to? Or maybe you could read to your parents for a change – parents hardly ever get read to, poor things. Or how about your grandparents? Or the dog? Or the cat? Go and read to SOMEONE – it’s a really nice thing to do.

0 thoughts on “The Reading Hour

  1. Lily says:

    read to the dog???!!! HA! He’d just scratch me untill i scratch his belly.

    1. Lian says:

      Well you could always scratch his belly while you read. 🙂 Double the pleasure!

  2. Adrienna engle says:

    That sounds like what I could do:)

    Double the fun!!!

    1. Lian says:

      😀 😀 And I’m sure the dog would love it too.

  3. Finlay says:

    This is completely off the topic but…….these books NEED to become a movie!!!! That would be an awesome movie!!!! 🙂

    1. Lian says:

      I would love it to bits, Finlay. Do you have any ideas as to who might play any of the characters?

  4. Hannah says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun! Maybe then I can get done with a book I have been working on all summer. 🙂

    1. Lian says:

      What’s the book, Hannah?

  5. Adrienna engle says:

    Hannah never told me she was writting a book. But the book must be really interesting.

    1. Lian says:

      I wasn’t quite sure from her comment whether she was writing it or reading it, Adrienna.

  6. Lily says:

    I was thinking of starting a reading hour at my school . . . the librarian is thrilled! I want to encourage any other kid here to start a reading hour at thier school.

    1. Lian says:

      What a good idea! I hope some other kids take you up on it.

  7. Hannah says:

    Artemis Fowl the Last Guardian, Emerald Atlas, and Storm Riders.

    Been a very slow summer with reading.

    1. Lian says:

      I haven’t read the Last Guardian, though I really liked the early Artemis Fowl books, so should probably chase it up.

  8. Hannah says:

    It is good so far, but not very far into the books, and another book to add to the list is The Iron King. Started reading it today.

    1. Lian says:

      Ha, sounds as if your to-read pile is almost as big as mine!

  9. adrienaengle says:

    i think that your books should be a movie!!! then it would be voted “The best movie ever!!!”

    1. Lian says:

      😀 😀 😀

  10. Hannah says:

    Wow, oh and I almost forgot, I am listening to Harry Potter the Order of the Phoenix. And Adriena, that is a good idea.

  11. Adrienna engle says:

    Thanks Hannah;)

  12. Rachel says:

    Hannah lots of books! by the way read more of the Iron King for once! I am the one who introduced her to that series and yet she is on the second or third chapter of the first book. I am on the last one 🙂

  13. Hannah says:

    Oh and two more books to the pile. In His Steps (reading for school) and Changeling. In His Steps is boring but Changeling is good so far.

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