Friday, January 1, 2010
Random Acts of Reading--The Beginning
Hello! Welcome to Our Random Acts of Reading. I've written this post to explain how this new blog evolved. If you've followed my personal blog, A Day of Wonders, for a while you may know that for the past two years I've planned special activities to do with my two boys during the season of Advent each December. On Christmas Day this year my wheels were already turning, thinking about what I wanted to do with the boys for Advent in 2010. Almost immediately I decided that I wanted "blessing others" to be the focus of our activities next Christmas. There are so many things we can do that would fall under the umbrella of being a blessing to others. One thing that I thought about right away was taking part in The Toy Society project. Doing a "toy drop" has been on my to-do list for quite a while but I have yet to make a toy. During Advent 2009 the boys and I read Christmas books and made ornaments to go with them. I am a big fan of planning activities that correlate with the books I read to my children. Once my wheels started turning, it didn't take long before I came up with the idea of anonymously leaving children's books with corresponding activities in public locations for people to discover. And that, my friends, is how Our Random Acts of Reading was "born." Within a few days I had fleshed out the idea and designed the new blog, the one you are reading right now. It is my hope that this project can grow from its humble beginnings into something much bigger with many people participating, similar to how the Toy Society project has blossomed. For now I plan to use this blog to document my own "book drops". I would love to hear feedback from anyone and everyone about this idea. Expect a post VERY soon detailing my first official book drop. Until next time............keep reading!