Prior to today, I had no idea about the existence of the blog Hyde and Geek. I am glad I discovered it just in time as Scott (the blogger) is holding a 36-hour tweetathon for the benefit of a group called Kids Need to Read, “a national nonprofit charity focusing on promoting childhood literacy and addressing the crisis in library funding that currently exists in the United States. Donating exciting, new books to schools, public libraries, juvenile offender facilities, and urban after school programs, the foundation works to develop a lifelong love of reading and an awareness of social responsibility in all children.”
I am a big “fan” of reading. I believe that anyone who learns to love reading will always be equipped to handle life in more ways than those who do not like to read at all. If you remember, I posted something about Geek the Library Week earlier this year. That was a worthy cause, and this tweetathon is no less worthy.
So what’s Scott doing? By now, his tweetathon is about to end, but the idea is to sit in front of his computer and tweet at least once every 10 minutes. The aim is to raise $4000 for the said charity. You can donate directly through FirstGiving. If you do not have the money, then follow @hydeandgeek and show him your support. Hurry, there are only about 15 hours left!
A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. ~Author Unknown