For the third year, Channel 9 has teamed up with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for 9 Books for Kids, and a few of the station's TV anchors got into the book drive spirit by sharing their favorite books.
The evening anchor and mother of two reminisced on how she developed a love for books by reading to her children: “I started reading to them literally when they were still in the womb. Yes - they can hear you in there,” said Bryant. “From their toddler years through their early grades of school, we would read a book every night. I think it has made a huge difference, giving them that foundation.”
Like many working moms, Bryant admitted that finding her "me time" for reading can be a challenge.
“I don't have as much time to read as I would like these days. So, when I have some time off for spring break, I try to catch up then,” said Bryant.
While growing up, I was always drawn to sci-fi books. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is one of my favorite books. Books are an escape. This book takes you to another place and time.
As a new father, Blaine Tolison has found himself shelving his favorite sci-fi reads and picking up a lot more Dr. Seuss books.
When he’s not covering WSOC-TV’s “Whistleblower 9” investigations, Paul Boyd is softening up his delivery with Dr. Seuss books such as "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat" and "The Lorax."
“My favorite books to read revolve around the creative writings of Dr. Seuss,” said Boyd. “These books are among my favorites because they have always been fun to read aloud to my own children. I also love to bring life to the pages when reading to their classmates on 'mystery reader' day at school.”