As I mentioned in my last post, I found inspiration in a new friend recently to start blogging again. Brandon is the founder of Self Narrate, which is an incredible storytelling project. When he asked me if I wanted to do a video for the project, I said sure!…without really thinking about what I would talk about. What could my story be? But then, after some self-reflection (which is one of the main points of the project), I decided that I must talk about the library, how it has affected me, and how I want to use it to affect others. I got pretty emotional! But it was a great experience, and talking about my passion and then watching the resulting video really helped me realize how important The Bookaneer is to me.
If you are interested in submitting a story for Self Narrate, you can contact Brandon here or join the Meetup group here. It’s a lot of fun, you’ll meet tons of new and awesome people, and learn a whole lot about yourself.
Today’s blog is a video post! I recorded a new ReadAloud video, of a great children’s book called Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. This is one of my favorite children’s books; it is visually stunning and has a really good message. And it features an awesome main character: Miss Alice Rumphius, a girl who grows up, becomes a librarian, goes on many adventures in faraway places, comes home to live by the sea, and makes the world more beautiful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
If you have any suggestions of what you’d like to have in a future ReadAloud, leave me a comment here or on the video itself. I’ve got my new webcam set up so I hope to make lots more awesome videos soon!