If you're hearing about this challenge for the first time, here's the lowdown. March 2 is Dr. Seuss's birthday which is a huge deal here in the US and traditionally kicks off Read Across America. You do not have to be in the US to participate in this challenge. The rules are simple: write a post about a book from your childhood that's stayed with you through the years and then donate a copy of that book to a school, library or literacy program in your area or give it as a gift to a young friend or family member. Let us know where you donated the book and we'll count each one toward our kindness totals for March and April to max out our second generous anonymous co-conspirator. What does our co-conspirator do? Donates $1 for each kindness we count up to a total of $200 to Richard Armitage's JustGiving charities. Each hosted post also counts as a separate kindness of its own so it's a win-win-win. Again, if you'd like to participate but don't have a blog or you're a blogger willing to host a guest post please email me at funkybluedelphinium at gmail dot com. And if you're planning to participate let us know that, too, so we can link to all the posts during that week.
If you can't wait that long to do something cool with the rest of the fandom please cruise by Guylty's blog to check out the Secret Valentine project she's been working on. Who doesn't love a secret admirer? I apologize in advance to whoever is stuck with me. :)
Anyway, since we're talking about children's books and my Sherlockian friends are going into withdrawl again (how is three episodes a season?) have some Benedict Cumberbatch reading Little Red Hen.