Calgary Reads and the Alberta Reads Network are featuring the favourite books of our special friends and personalities in Alberta through an engaging podcast series.
By sharing books that are truly meaningful to them – those that have had an impact on their life or work – we hope to stimulate great conversations, spread the joy of reading and encourage fellow Albertans to explore new books too!
Episode 1 – Steacy Collyer, CEO Calgary Reads
Episode Summary – In this kick-off episode, Steacy discusses some of her memories of reading, the important books that have helped shape her, and the importance of book access for kids and families.
0:30 – What the heck is a Shelfie?
2:00 – What prompted the Shelfie project?
3:20 – What the listener can expect from our guests
3:50 – Steacy’s earliest memories of reading
5:10 – Her most memorable children’s book: The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition
6:05 – Steacy goes to school, and reads The Borrowers
7:30 – Steacy discusses reading rituals with her own family
8:50 – Why Steacy’s read Gone with the Wind twenty eight times!
10:00 – The types of books that Steacy loves the most
12:15 – The importance of book access for kids and families
14:05 – How to be more intentional about what and how we read
15:00 – Charlotte’s Web: How a character can change who we are and what we think