There are some days when I feel more like an author than others. Today was one of those days! To celebrate World Read Aloud Day, I spent the day Skyping with middle school students throughout the country. We talked books and writing, I read the first chapter of Spin the Golden Light Bulb, I recommended books that I love, and answered amazing questions. Yes, it really did take me four years to write STGLB. Yes, I love Mac and Cheese. I mean, who doesn’t?! It was such a fun way to spend the day, reinforcing the idea that reading aloud has so many benefits to children and adults alike. Thank you to all the classrooms I visited today. I loved chatting with all of you!
I think the art of reading aloud at home should be an everyday thing. And not just for the little ones. They aren’t the only ones who love listening to a good story. Hello podcasts and audiobooks! Why not read to each other? It’s a great way to connect and a great way to share stories. What do you think?
What are you guys reading today? I began reading Shannon Messenger’s middle grade series a short while ago. I’m reading the first book, the Key to Lost Cities right now. It’s so good! I can definitely see why it has been a best seller. I love so much already! But picking it up is going to have to wait until later tonight. I have a thousand words to add to my WIP first. Wish me luck. And if you’re writing today, good luck to you too!