Meghan Cox Gurdon has written a book that readers will undoubtedly reach for upon discovery. I was that person when I read the title, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction. Every word fosters curiosity about its well-researched and in-depth content. And who better to give us this book than Meghan, a mother of five and the Wall Street Journal’s children’s book reviewer since 2005. Critics and readers are applauding its value and literary contributions.
Reading aloud is what we experience in school, at playtime and bedtime; however, Meghan Cox Gurdon’s topics also delve into brain and behavioral science that aid our understanding of its importance. In other chapters, Meghan includes funny and heartwarming family stories, hers and those of others. Reading further will convey the impact of classic novels on current literature. And, there is a list of interesting books included.
Readers of all ages will enjoy and take away ideas of how they can incorporate reading aloud into their lives. Find someone to read to!
Visit Meghan’s website for more book details and her bio, which is filled with fascinating career accomplishments. Her contact info is available, as well as her management company, speaking agent, and publicist.
Meghan, I adore your postcard story of time spent at Old Parsonage Hotel, or as you and your husband call it, “Old Parsnip.” And what an achievement for your daughter – Oxford! It had to be those read-aloud stories. 🙂 Thank you for this beautiful Parsonage Grill postcard. It is indeed, fabulously elegant.