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Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Undaunted By Rain

Bag packed and ready to go

World Book Night turned into World Book Late Afternoon for me. Rainy weather forced me to adjust my original plans. I had already kicked around several ideas for possible locations, and some had already fallen through; one more change was not about to discourage me.  Fortunately, my teacher friend Bethany was more than happy to allow me into her classroom to talk about books and the love of reading.

So for the better part of an hour, I shared Looking For Alaska with an attentive and good-natured room full of high school juniors. It was great fun. Hopefully some reluctant readers will be persuaded to give books a chance.

Many thanks to the World Book Night organization and the participating publishers for this opportunity to put books into the hands of potential readers. Thanks also to Rick, the principal, for allowing me to interrupt the school day. And thanks especially to Bethany and her delightful group of students. I am now eagerly anticipating World Book Night 2014. Maybe you should give it a try next year.


KHS Principal said...

And it was great to see you back in the hallways Mrs. Redd! You are welcome anytime!

Anonymous said...

I will definitely be taking part next year now that I know about it. -Matt