National Literacy Day


photoToday January 27, 2016  is National Literacy Day.  What does this mean to you?  Do you know that if you are currently able to BestBookABCFFaward_smread this that you are more fortunate than  3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all?   That statistic to me is mind boggling.

The picture that you see here on the left is one that I am so humbly grateful for.  I had a private sponsor buy 2,000 of my books in 2011 to be donated to FESA (Further Education Society of Alberta).  http://www.furthered.ca/This organization is dedicated to providing literacy for the entire family.  The fact that my book rhymes helps new readers.

To support National Literacy Day, I am offering my award winning children’s e-book, The ABC Field Guide to Faeries, for FREE today only.  All you have to do is go to this link https://motivatedbynature.com/shop/books/the-abc-field-guide-to-faeries/ and select either e-pub or pdf, and type in the coupon code “read”.

FESA is asking people to send in their total reading minutes from Dec. 9 to Jan 27th to this email address:  [email protected]  How many minutes do you think that you could add with the reading you have done?  In this time span, I have read:

  1.  Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic – an excellent book on encouraging your creativity to be unleashed
  2.  Anita Moorjani’s book,. Dying to be Me – a very thought provoking book on her near death experience and a glimpse into what life is like after we cross over and how we can be more happy and joyous in this life
  3. Jack Hilton’s book, The Saga of a Canadian Typhoon Fighter Pilot – a hair raising account of what a WWI veteran experienced during a time where our country needed his help the most
  4. Remember Helen’s Story – I truly had my eyes opened on this one in regards to tenacity of the human spirit against all odds.
  5. Realms of the Earth Angels – by Doreen Virtue which includes suggestions, advice and case studies.

When my 6 year old nephew has been here for sleep overs, I read:

  1. Green Eggs and Ham – I LOVE Dr. Seuss!
  2. The Night Santa Got Lost – How Norad Saved Christmas
  3. Ladybug, Ladybug, Come Fly on Me by Angel B
  4. The Loving Tree by Hannah Rose

So in closing, in the spirit of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham:

“I like to read books here and there.

Say! I like to read absolutely ANYWHERE!

I do so like to read Sam-I-am!

To read some more is now my plan!”

Happy Reading!

Sending sunshine,

Susanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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