I'm putting these together because they went up on Perry's blog ArmitageAgonistes within 24 hours of each other. Perry was just nominated for The Versatile Blogger award by someone not really in the fandom which is pretty darn cool so please stop by and congratulate her if you haven't already. Perry's choice was the historical novel The Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter and the synopsis she writes of it sounds fascinating. This morning Perry hosted fellow well-wisher KatharineD's sweet post about Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans and I saw in the comments that someone else might be interested in writing a post so to reiterate:
You do not need to live in the US to take this challenge and English doesn't have to be your first language. All you have to do is donate a children's book that meant something to you when you were a child to a school, library, literacy program, children's hospital, family crisis center, Ronald McDonald House (the list is truly endless, use your imagination) or to a young friend or family member. A few bloggers are posting about it (previous posts include Trudy Brasure's and Servetus's) and if you'd like to post we'd love to have you join us. If you don't have a blog of your own several bloggers -- FedoraLady, Perry, Prue Batten, Servetus, Snicker'sMom, Zan and of course Obscura and I -- have opened their blogs to hosting a guest post. The target date for posts is March 2, since that's Dr. Seuss's 110th birthday, but we're flexible and posts up to March 7 and maybe a little after will count. Each donation -- the book, the post and the blog hosting -- counts as a kindness in SpReAd The Love. Between the two posts above that's $5US out of the pocket of our anonymous co-conspirator to donate to the charities Richard Armitage supports via JustGiving. We maxed out our previous anonymous donor with a week or so to spare for January and February and I'm sure we can do it again.
If you decide to join us for this event please email me at funkybluedelphinium at gmail dot com with the subject line DR SEUSS so that we can count your kindness. Thanks to all of you who have supported this effort so far!