Sunday, March 2, 2014

SpReAd The Love Book Challenge: Ninth Post!

I think I'm going to have to stop numbering these because I'm confusing myself (admittedly that's not hard). This morning we have a threefer, and on top of the twofer from last night and then my stand alone post...we've been over how math makes me cry, right?

At any rate, this morning we have three posts in our SpReAd The Love Children's Book Challenge. Fan fiction writer and blogger FedoraLady talks about Little Women by Louisa May Alcott over at The Armitage Effect. Fan fiction writer, blogger and organizer of Facebook's Richard Armitage Friends Network Gratiana Lovelace writes about the fairy tale Cinderella as told by Charles Perrault  as part of her Fun Day Sunday series at Something About Love (A). Finally, blogger and fellow charter member of the Richard Armitage Old Ladies Commune Zan remembers a love of books instilled by time spent with her grandfather and ultimately chooses The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain as her favorite book over at Well, There You Go.....

This challenge is the first Obscura and I threw out 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 guest posts. 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
Rosiepig, hosted by Servetus at Me+Richard Armitage
Obscura at Ancient Armitage
Prue Batten at Prue Batten's Blog
Mine right here at FunkyBlueDandelion

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!

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