Friday, October 29, 2010

You Are What You Read!

The age-old saying "You are what you eat" has spurred on healthier eating habits, so will the latest "You are what you read" movement spur on healthier reading habits?

Consider that statement for a minute. Does it startle you or excite you? Does it make you worried or proud?

Scholastic has launched a new website: You Are What You Read where browsers can:
  • Discover new books through an interactive web that shows how users’ Bookprints are connected.
  • Find and connect with users across generations and from around the world to see the books in their Bookprints.
  • Compare their Bookprints to those of the participating "Names You Know," and find out if they share a book in their Bookprint with famous athletes, award-winning entertainers, world-renowned scientists, or iconic business leaders.
  • "Favorite" other books they like and check out what similar users enjoy reading.
  • See which books have been chosen as Favorites from around the world Share a book in the real word through Pass It On, which encourages users to give a favorite book to a family member, a friend, or even a complete stranger.
  • And Coming Soon: Users can join ongoing conversations about books and Bookprints in "Book Buzz," a live feed of comments, news, and reviews.
Which five books have influenced you? Are they books from your childhood or from this year? Leave a comment and let me know which five books have influenced your life. Or better yet, create your own post stating the five titles and why or how they have influenced you. And then don't forget to head over to Scholastic and create your own reading footprint!

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Happy reading!

3 comments:

Carrie said...

I have a post coming up next week on authors that have most inspired me. So I"ll let my answer be "forthcoming."

But yes, I totally agree that you are what you read. Absolutely and without a doubt! (I just wish more people realized that...)

S. Mehrens said...

I can't wait to see your post. I'm thinking I'll have to post my own personalized post next week when I have more time. Problem I'm having is narrowing down to just five. (sigh)

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Thanks for this... Can't wait to open it.