I have recently been befriended by a lovely lady by the name of Lora. I am going to be the feature author on her blog for the month of May. The post that includes an interview and giveaway should be up later today at the link in the next paragraph.
In the course of our conversation, among the other wonderful things I learned about her, I found out that she is involved in fighting illiteracy. Through her blog and her organization READ FOR YOUR FUTURE, Lora collects books to stock for underprivileged children who don't otherwise have access to books. Chances are, if you know who I am, you read, or else you probably wouldn't be here. Imagine your world if you either couldn't read or didn't have access to any books even if you could. Think of all the wonderful imagery you get from reading a good book, all the places to which you can travel without ever leaving your home. Think of all the people you get to meet and all the things you get to do, all from the comfort of your favorite chair. The least we can do after getting to spend a few hours in the exciting life of someone else is to share the joy.
If you are an author who would like to donate a set of your books to Lora's cause or if you're an avid reader and your bookshelf is overflowing, get in touch with her and send her some books. You'd be helping to feed the hungry minds of our youth as well as enriching the lives of the masses.
Ok, I'm climbing down off my soapbox now:) Happy Thursday everyone. I'm off to get Bo and Ridley out of their latest mess...