As a family we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day and as a blogger I don’t take part in many challenges or events, and yet when I saw Jenna’s plan to celebrate her love of books by hosting an event that spreads the joy they create, I simply couldn’t resist signing up.
Share the Love of Books 2011 is all about finding creative ways to share your love of books with others throughout the month of February. No sickly sweet pink and sparkly cards. No pressure to buy airfreighted roses. Just lots of joy, fun and the opportunity to make others just a little bit happier.
The key idea is to commit to five actions over the next month that are about sharing books one way or the other. Jenna has lots of great ideas such as taking an elderly neighbour to the library, arranging a book lunch at work, taking a friend to explore an independent bookshop or writing a review for a book you love but which is languishing without recommendation on Amazon.
Here’s what I’m pledging to do this February:
Jenna, and I, would love it if you also felt inspired to share the love of books this month in a couple of ways that you don’t normally do. Go on, sign up for the event, and let’s have some fun!
Full details can be found at Jenna’s blog One Mystake at a Tyme. I’d love it if you too signed up and shared what you hope to do this month – please use the Mr Linky to link back to this post.