My fellow Cranachan author, Barbara Henderson got in touch recently to set me a challenge… I hoped that it wasn’t anything physical but luckily it was easy as it involved doing something I love – reading! But the challenge came with a few simple rules. If I accepted the challenge, the National Book Store, the biggest bookstore chain in the Philippines, has promised that for every 75 videos posted, they will help set up one library in a public school. And for 7,500 videos and more, 100 public schools will get library makeovers!
So, here’s me reading a taster from my latest novel, Buy Buy Baby.
If you want to have a go, (why wouldn’t you?) then here are the rules:
1) Post a video of yourself reading out an excerpt from a book on Facebook or Instagram. Read it with feeling or use props, whatever helps to bring the lines to life.
2) Use the hashtag #ReadOutLoudChallenge in your video post.
3) Don’t forget to tag @nbsalert and your 3 friends to do the challenge.