Behold, the power of reading.
A wee snippet from a great blog post by Orange Marmalade.
Reading is powerful.
Reading aloud together forges enduring, companionable bonds as we journey together to new places and into new relationships, experience the emotions of a story together, make sense of stories together, create memories and build associations through story. We build a Secret Club, as it were, with passwords of just the odd word or phrase from countless stories that trigger curiously sweet camaraderie. As we read, we join a larger community with all those who love sorting hats or Frogs and Toads or a red-haired girl who hates being called Carrots. Connection happens through reading, and connection makes the world a better place…