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This blog is the home of a monthly reading group to help celebrate the National Year of Reading in 2012.  We encourage everyone to read and tweet about what they are reading.  We take a very broad view of what reading is – books are only one of many reading possibilities.  You might what to check out what we are including in reading.

Each month in 2012 this group will be reading  around a particular theme.    As well as discussing what you are reading in book groups, at your local library and with friends and family, some readers will also be tweeting about their reading.  You might like to join us.

To be involved in this reading group, you don’t have to tweet – you can just read along each month if you like.  But if you tweet about what you are reading and tag your posts with #NRY12, other people will see what you are reading and might start a conversation with you.

We see this as a really exciting way to take conversations into public spaces where reading communities can share and collaborate.  You may find yourself having a great chat about reading with a total stranger.

If you would like to tweet what you are reading, check the theme for each month of 2012 using the links on the right side of this blog – and when you tweet, add the twitter hashtag #NYR12 to your posts.

You might also like to use these themes for your face to face reading groups.  You could select one title each month which suits the theme, or you might like to use the theme and see what reading people bring along to talk about.

This reading group is brought to you by the NSW Readers Advisory Working Group and we are looking forward to people all over Australia participating, and maybe there will be some readers from further afield as well.

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  1. February 21, 2012 3:48 am

    Sock n Boots, in recognition of Reading Month, announces its educational and visually-stimulating storybook collection for children ages 1-8, will be offered as a complimentary, downloadable eBook and Android™, iPad®, iPod® and iPhone® application for the entire month of March 2012 to children in every country. An augmented version of the e-book will also be available equipped with sign language. Sock n Boots invites families to embark on an adventurous journey with Sock n Boots and to establish a family tradition of reading together – a powerful bonding experience that will help your child de velop a life-long love of reading.

    The iPad comp app will be available beginning March 1st. The eBook may be downloaded anytime from here: http://simplebooklet.com/publish.php#wpKey=TPTzAHHS6RAaAM0A76XOBN#page=0

    Please feel free to share this with families and friends to encourage family reading time!

  2. November 16, 2012 5:22 am

    Hello!! I am spreading the word about some kids in MN who want to read MORE!! Check out my blog post today! Thank you!

    http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Earle-Brown-Elementary-School

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