The Crimson Five series

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

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!

2 thoughts on “Happy World Read Aloud Day!”

  1. Amy Helina, it was! I love spending time with kids. They’re so energetic and full of life and it rubs off on me! I was sad to hear of the passing of Mary Higgins Clark too. She was one of the first authors I read consistently. Each May, when she released a new book, I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough. I know I read Loves Music, Loves to Dance but it was so long ago I don’t remember any of it! Maybe time for a re-read? Thanks for your comment. Have a great weekend:)

  2. I was just given a book by Mary Higgins Clark, (who happens to be one of my favorite suspense authors) called Loves Music, Loves To Dance. I can’t wait to read it, but I was SO SAD to hear of her passing. 😦

    I’m glad you got to enjoy your time with the students!! Sounds like so much fun.

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