Category Archives: National Year of Reading 2012
Another exciting year has kicked off already. Read Watch Play, run by the NSW Readers Advisory, has already had their online chat and digging deep into their February theme which is Heartread.
Last year, you would have seen the Love2ReadTV project which I created. Love2ReadTV will continue to be available on the project website for viewing and also on YouTube.
With the exciting continuation of the Love2Read brand, the Reading Hour will again be held in 2013. The date is 24th August 2013, from 6pm-7pm, so mark it down in your diary!
With so much happening this 2013, all supporting reading, there’s never been a better time to dig in to a good book. Visit your local library today!
It’s been a jam-packed, busy and inspirational National Year of Reading 2012, but we finally made it! With hundreds of successful projects, programs and events throughout the year, it has truly been an amazing year for reading.
This year, the Love2ReadTV project has been fortunate to receive the support of WeVideo, a leading cloud-based video editing solution. With entries and editing being performed from various locations around Australia, it was important to have easy access to all video editing files at any time.
2012 has been a very big year. A packed NYR12 event calendar, combined with the inspiring support of so many libraries, organisations and individuals, has made it a year to be remembered.
This month, our reading theme is love2read. Fittingly, it’s been the main message this entire National Year of Reading. The love2read flower has made its way to many libraries across Australia, as well as bookshops, cars and cafes.
When we think about this theme, we should be considering how the National Year of Reading has changed us. Perhaps you’ve tried a genre you’ve never ventured towards, or perhaps you’ve been inspired to read. And as we enter the Christmas season, remember there’s nothing better than the gift of literacy. Ideas include:-
- The obvious one is a good book
- Giving audiobooks
- Donating to a worthy cause
- Spending time with family, sharing a good story
- Verbal storytelling
- And many more
It’s been a big year, and shortly I’ll post a recap of this year’s NYR12 thoughts. Make sure you subscribe (see right) to receive an email when it’s published.
Love2ReadTV is an exciting video collection celebrating Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012! The collection features many Australian author and librarians, with the full Librarians episode to be published shortly.
The project is coordinated by Timothy Chan, Friend of the National Year of Reading. Read Tim’s interview at Kids Book Review!
Or go straight to the website to check out the latest Love2ReadTV Episodes.
The National Year of Reading 2012 theme is Cry.
I know what you’re feeling right now. You’re feeling sad just because of this month’s theme. Time to change the stigma!
This month, you don’t have to be sad or miserable if you don’t want to. You might cry out of laughter, or have tears of enjoyment drop onto your cheeks when you finish a good book. Remember, the best books are the ones which make you feel different after you finish.
Some people also cry when they achieve a goal. Think about olympic champions and race finalists. What reading goals will you set this month to make you cry?
Read on and also download the NYR12 Theme: Cry Poster.
Author Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her book Bring Up The Bodies. Picked by judges out of a pool of 145 books, this is Hilary Mantel’s second Man Booker Prize, placing her in the select few who have won the prize twice. Peter Carey and J.M. Coetzee are the only other authors who have won the prize two times.
She is the first author to win the prize with a sequel, with Wolf Hall being awarded the prize in 2009.
Read more at the official website: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/hilary-mantel-wins-2012-man-booker-prize
Love2ReadTV is a project celebrating Australia’s National Year of Reading. And you can be part of it! Read on…