Rosiepig, a frequent commenter at Servetus's Me+Richard Armitage, has joined us in our children's book challenge for SpReAd The Love with a great post about Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery that went up this afternoon while I was elbow-deep in birthday cake. I apologize for my tardiness in passing this one along but the Dirt and Worms just wouldn't wait. Thank you to both of them for participating in this challenge and if you're just tuning in and are curious about what I'm talking about, the gist is this:
This challenge is the first Obscura and I threw out to you as part of SpReAd The Love. 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 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 is one, the post is one and the blog hosting is one -- counts as a kindness in SpReAd The Love and each kindness counts as $1US out of the pocket of our anonymous co-conspirator for March and April up to $200US to be donated to charities supported by Richard Armitage via JustGiving. We maxed out our donor for January and February with a week to go 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. Other posts so far in this series include
Trudy Brasure, hosted by Gratiana Lovelace at Something About Love (A)
Servetus at Me+Richard Armitage
Perry at ArmitageAgonistes
KatharineD, hosted by Perry at ArmitageAgonistes
Micra1, hosted by Perry at ArmitageAgonistes
You don't have to write a post if you're too shy, donating a book or books is fine, too, but be sure to let us know so that we can count your contribution. Thanks to everyone who's supported this effort so far and I can't wait to see what the weekend brings!