Australia Reads Ambassador

I am delighted to say I’m an #AustraliaReads Ambassador!

Reading gives us freedom and escape. It forces us to step off the treadmill of life and immerse ourselves in something thrilling, peaceful or wonderful. Life is so fast and broken up into a chaos of digital moments. Books are whole and slow and beautiful. Reading heals us from the mundane, the dissociation, the frustration and grief of daily life.

Are you a lapsed reader? An occasional reader? A wannabe reader? A dedicated reader? This is an opportunity to celebrate reading, dive back in or rejuvenate your interest in books. Fact:  Reading reduces stress by 68% – it works quicker than listening to music, playing a videogame or a walk.

Follow @AustraliaReads for inspiration. I’ll be involved in an event for National Reading Hour in September and lots of other stuff.

Australia Reads is a unique Australian book industry collaboration (between authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers) borne of a common passion for, and mutual interest in, championing reading, promoting the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of avid book readers to significantly increase book reading by all Australians – no matter the format they read. 
Everything we do, we believe in championing reading. We believe reading is the key to a smarter, healthier, happier nation. The way we champion reading is by curating a content and events platform that is informed by research, beautifully designed for all ages, and a conduit for connecting with businesses, communities, organisations and schools. And we just happen to have Australia’s great authors on our books – quite literally. 

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