Boo hoo, the year of reading is nearly over. There’s no need to cry… except with joy, when you realise you don’t have to stop reading, the National Year of Reading is just the beginning of a big adventure with life long reading!
This month the theme is cry. This doesn’t mean you have to be a misery guts. You can cry with joy, or you may find yourself crying with laughter because the article, book or blog you are reading is just so funny! You can cry tears of happiness when you read a happy ending, or find your eyes welling up because you are so moved by a story of inspiration, achievement or success against the odds. You may even cry because of the onions you are chopping up as you prepare that great new recipe you have just read (try wearing goggles next time or keeping your onions in the fridge).
If you do want to be miserable, reading sad stories can also be cathartic. There’s nothing like a good cry, as you always feel better afterwards… don’t you think?
So prepare yourself with a box of tissues, and start reading.
When you are reading your works which make you cry you might like to tweet using #NYR12 so that other people can have a conversation with you about your reading.
As well there will be a live twitter discussion 27 November starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (and lasting until about 10.00pm Western Standard Time). Use the tag #NYR12 as you discuss your reading which makes you cry.