I'd like to start off tonight by recognizing a special day in our family - my aunt's birthday. My mom's sister passed away when I was four years old after being directly hit in a car accident. Our lives changed completely once she was gone, and nothing has been the same since that devastating day. On her birthday, I like to remember the four years I had with her, and this year especially I can picture her more clearly since we watched those old home movies just weeks ago.
I thought that it might be fun to record myself reading some children's books and then upload them to my YouTube account. It will give me the opportunity to re-read some of my favorite children's books, get to know some new books, and share my love of reading at the same time. It's also a way for me to practice using different voices for reading, which is something that I've always had fun with, but sometimes get shy about. I think I did pretty well with reading stories to the kindergarten kids that I worked with for student teaching, so I want to continue to improve on that. I'm hoping that someday I'll be reading pieces of my own novel and children's books aloud during book signings or a small book tour, so it's a very helpful skill to have. Today, I recorded a video today of myself reading Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are" and began a new playlist on my YouTube channel. I'm excited to find other books to record in the future, and I'll post updates on my author page (and probably here too) whenever I upload a new video.
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