The Gift of Reading

I don’t remember learning how to read. I remember learning to sound out new words, but I don’t remember ever not knowing how to read some words. My father used to swear I read the little cloth baby books they gave me when I was tiny.

Books have always been an important part of my life—Little Golden Books, Dr. Seuss, Pippi Longstocking, the Trixie Belden mysteries I devoured like candy, stand-alone favorites like Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond, which I reread every year as a teenager and which I still reread every now and then. I’ve read countless books over the years. Some have been mere acquaintances and many have been long-time friends.

Books take us to places we couldn’t otherwise go. They teach us things we didn’t know. They help us expand our understanding of the world and the people who live in it. We live larger lives through the books we read.

ImageThis Tuesday, December 10, is Read Tuesday, when many authors are offering their books at massive discount (a kind of Black Friday for books). The brain child of Chris McMullan, Read Tuesday celebrates books and writers and readers. Give the gift of reading this holiday season!

As part of the Read Tuesday event, e-books of A Gift of Wings are on sale for $0.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Check out the rest of the Read Tuesday catalog here.

You can also find more information about some of the Read Tuesday offerings on Green Embers’ blog.

Happy reading!

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6 Responses to The Gift of Reading

  1. It’s one of the best gifts of all. 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on chrismcmullen and commented:
    Give the gift of reading this holiday season, and check out Stephanie Stamm, a Read Tuesday author who is helping to promote literacy and reading.

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  4. Reblogged this on Year 'Round Thanksgiving Project and commented:
    Excellent blog on Read Tuesday. It’s almost here!

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