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Book Week Blog Challenge!

August 19th, 2012 at 14:03

It’s the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week which means that across the country, primary schools are gearing up for a bunch of fun reading activities, culminating in book parades where kids get to dress up as characters from their favourite books.

Heh which in practice means that they figure out who they want to dress up as (princesses and Batman) and then try to find a book that fits it. BUT NEVER MIND THAT.

I decided this year I want to do something fun on the blog to celebrate Book Week, as I usually forget about it until it’s too late. So I’m going to write some posts about my childhood reading, not only favourite books, but how I read them and why I still remember them.

If anyone out there wants to join me in blogging about their childhood in books, please let me know about your posts, either in comments, by Twitter (@tansyrr) or via email to tansyrr (at) gmail dot com. I’d love to be able to do a round up next weekend of various people blogging about their childhood reading and the books that made them happy.

my daughter age 7 reading beside a papier mache portrait my mother made of me at the same age – we never got a perfect photo of me with the statue because by the time she had completed it, I had grown several inches!

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11 Responses to “Book Week Blog Challenge!”

  1. Katharine Says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I’m afraid mine is a bit of a ramble, and probably only showcases half of the books it should – but neither myself or mum can remember all the books that made an impact.

    http://thiefofcamorr.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/016365-inspiring-books/

  2. Liz Says:

    Yes, I’ll be in on that. I did an A-Z of children’s books for the A-Z blogging challenge in April, when I wrote about my favourite books and authors, but for this one I’ll write about why I remember them and what I was doing when I read them. Great idea, Tansy.

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