Sunday, March 2, 2014

SpReAd The Love Book Challenge: Seventh Post!

This one is another twofer. Earlier today my sidewinder Obscura wrote a sweet post about The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, an author we both love, for the SpReAd The Love Children's Book Challenge over at her blog Ancient Armitage. Then this evening (or tomorrow since she's in Tasmania) award-winning author of Historical Fiction Prue Batten took the challenge and posted about, well, a LOT of books she's loved over the years at Prue Batten's Blog. Clicking on the tabs at the top of her page will take you to information about her series The Eirie Chronicles and The Gisborne Saga (hmmm...why is Gisborne familiar?).

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 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
Rosiepig, hosted by Servetus at Me+Richard Armitage

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 what can tomorrow bring? We'll just have to wait and see.

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