February 22, 2014

Blogging Challenge for World Read Aloud Day, Week #2 - Adult and Child


What fun! This week's Raising Our Voices blogging challenge for World Read Aloud Day on March 5 is to answer questions with a child.

I chose to do this challenge with my student Hana, who reads to her little brother often, and whose bookshelf consists of three deep shelves overflowing with books. Her mom thinks she should have a garage sale, but Hana disagrees. Hana also has books piled on her bed that she can choose from for bedtime reading.

So, here goes:

1. I think everyone in the world should read:

H: The Hobbit. "It's the best fantasy ever." It's got goblins, magic, everything.

Me: I just discovered the book Two Many Mangos, written by Tammy Paikai and illustrated by Don Robinson. It's about sharing, and captures the lovely spirit of Hawaii.

2. If I could listen to anyone in the world read aloud to me it would be ...

H: J. R. R. Tolkien. He is amazing. The Hobbit was written for his children. Since I'm a child, I think that's really cool.

Me: I have to cop out on this question and not pick a particular person. However, I would say that listening to authors read their from own books in person is a very special experience for me. 

3. When I read aloud, my favorite character to impersonate is ...

H: Sadie Kane from the Kane Chronicles. She is so funny and her English accent is fun to impersonate.

Me: I have the most fun when I can impersonate with a British accent any professorial character in a book.

4. The genre or author that takes up the most room on my bookshelf (or e-reader) is ...

H: Fantasy!!!!!!!!!! Come on, people, it just rules!

Me: Children's books I treasure. They're part of my special cubby for reading knickknacks, and there are more in a covered wicker basket in my living room.

5. My favorite part about reading aloud or being read to is ...

H: Getting lost in the story. No explanation needed.

Me: Watching a child getting lost in the story. No explanation needed.

How would YOU answer these questions?

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Next week's challenge is sharing "A Snapshot of My Reading Life". 

Hmmm, I'm thinking that it's going to have to be a collage. :)

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Find out how you can participate in World Read Aloud Day at litworld.org/worldreadaloudday.

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