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Book-friends Intercontinental Ballistic Reading Group: Horton Halfpott

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Hey guys. At the meeting last night I explained to you about another Guys Read club, SMS Guys Read in North Carolina, that is interested in doing some reading with us. The plan is to read a book and make some little videos about what we think about it. Then they can respond to our videos, and we can respond to theirs, and so on.

Sound fun? I think it sounds fun. This is kind of like a little Guys Read BONUS edition.

The book we’ll be reading is Horton Halfpott, by Tom Angleberger, of Origami Yoda fame. I know you guys liked OY, and had a great time Skyping with Tom. This book is way different from OY, but it is also pretty silly and funny.

Here’s the book trailer:

I’ve met a lot of friends through reading, especially this year. Mr. H, who runs SMS Guys Read, is one of them. Now you have a chance to meet some friends, too. Even if you just watch each others’ videos and nothing else, you’ll still be connecting through reading, and that’s a pretty cool thing. Plus, how many kids at TMCE can say they have friends all the way across the country in NC?

If we have fun with Horton, we can do it again in April when Tom’s new book comes out, Fake Mustache.

Let me know if you’re interested. Unfortunately, Mrs. B doesn’t have Horton yet in our school library. I’m going to pick up a couple copies of for us. The public library also has several copies.

SMS Guys Read is going to make the first video. I’ll let you know when it comes.

Keep reading!

Update: Another reason to want to do this!


4 Responses

  1. This sounds sooooooo cool! I wish we had a Boys Read in Singapore so that you could correspond with them. I’ll talk with our intermediate school librarian — maybe next year????

  2. I think it will be a good time.

    We’d love to do it next year all the way in Singapore. That would be amazing!

  3. […] I have some really cool news to share. Over the break I made some contact with another Guys Read club way over on the other side of these United States.  I won’t tell you where there are, but […]

  4. It sounds like SMS Guys Read is planning something explosive! I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

    Check out their preview post!

    They’re pretty lucky. Tom Angleberger is actually coming to their school!

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