Friday, February 28, 2014

SpReAd The Love Book Challenge: Fifth Post!

Our fifth post in this challenge is from micra1 and is again hosted at Perry's blog ArmitageAgonistes. Micra1 has chosen From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne, an author I also loved when I was a kid, for her contribution to the SpReAd The Love Children's Book Challenge and has written a lovely post to go with it. Perry posted her own piece yesterday and also hosted KatharineD and I want to thank all three of them for taking the challenge Obscura and I threw out there. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, the gist is this:

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 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. Thanks to all of you who have supported this effort so far!

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