The Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012 is moving ahead, with several hundred reviews; many vibrant with enthusiasm!
Booksellers are getting on board with easily recognized promotions. Surely the public awareness of us is being significantly heightened.
Concurrent with the National Year of Reading 2012, let’s hope the Challenge reveals some great new talent!
As Friends of The National Year of Reading 2012, I’m delighted to see events being planned and carried out here in Australia to highlight the advancement of literacy.
Where would we be without the written word, and our ability to read and comprehend it?
Certainly, the easy spread of information depends on it: but more….
Isn’t reading one of life’s greatest pleasures? Do we not feel a profound sense of satisfaction at the end of a well-written, enthralling story? Don’t we feel that we are in contact with the thoughts and ideas of others, yet at the same time being stimulated to form our own opinions, and gain our own insights?
Isn’t there something to be said for reading, where one is actively engaged in the journey of discovery, against sitting back, watching and listening to television or cinema?
Hail The National Year of Reading 2012!
My husband (and collaborator) Ronald Sharp B.E.M. and I are pleased to announce that we have become friends of the National Year of Reading 2012.
The promotion of reading, which focuses significantly on adult literacy, is a very worthwhile aim. Through reading, we can enhance our knowledge and social skills, and gain valuable insights into human nature.