National Reading Month for kids and adults

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Each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. Teachers design contests, family literacy events, and even pajama & pillow days to provide cozy mornings of uninterrupted reading.

But wait it’s not just for kids! The month of March is known to be the “reading month” because in 2007 the Women’s National Book Association also launched National Reading Group Month. They host events in large cities: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. If you don’t live in one of those cities you can still participate. They strive to:

· Increase public awareness of the joy and value of shared reading

· Provide a time for reading groups to celebrate their accomplishments and plan for the future

· Provide opportunities for individuals to join an existing reading group or start a new one

· Encourage libraries, bookstores, and organizations to host special reading group events

You can participate just be reading in public or taking some time to read another book or two… or three. o.~
(Mission, www.nationalreadinggroupmonth.org)

How many books do you plan to read in March?

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About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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