National Year of Reading monthly themes - September, You are what you read

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National Year of Reading monthly themes

There is a different theme for each month from April-December 2008 for the National Year of Reading.

April - Read all about it
May - Mind and Body
June - Reading escapes
July - Rhythm and Rhyme
August - Read the Game
September - You are what you read
October - Word of Mouth
November - Screen reads
December - Write the future

More information about the monthly themes, taken from Read More Live More magazine

You can use the text below to help promote the NYR and the monthly themes.

September - You are what you read

In September we are exploring cultural, personal and local identities.

Write a story about where you live on BBC Skillswise (for adults looking to improve their reading and writing skills) or film a story about your local area on your mobile phone or camera, and upload it to YouTube.

Barnaby Bear shares his stories and holiday snaps from his worldwide travels (for 4–11 year olds) or go on a journey yourself with The 21 Steps on We Tell Stories, a story which unfolds across a map of the world, using google maps.

Staying a bit closer to home, you can research your family history on and create an online family tree.

Or focus on the family around you and read together at home: Reading Champions offers inspiration for dads reading with their sons and Top Gear’s Richard Hammond recommends books for boys. Look at Reading Ideas for some more ideas for reading with the family.

Join a community online – the National Year of Reading has reading communities on Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Piczo.

LibraryThing connects you with people who read similar things or you can join Shelfari, a social networking site for reading, and create a virtual bookshelf.

Or set up your own online community with, which lets you set up social networking sites around any topic you like – and you don’t need any technical knowledge.

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