In that vein, LitWorld is sending books to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Their goal is to send a 20-foot container filled with thousands of books, which will go directly into the hands of children. My favorite Christmas memories as a child always included squirreling away in a cozy corner with all my new books. I can't imagine what my life would have been like without having owned a single book as a child.
You may send a gently used or new book to this address before December 31st:
LitWorld Holiday Book Drive C/O
Deacon Sharon Brennen
Dobbs Ferry Lutheran Church
43 Ashford Ave
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522
Or, you can visit the Litworld site, to find out where to drop off books if you are local to NYC.
On the writing front, Tina is whipping me back into shape. When I have trouble finding time (or motivation) to write everyday, Tina cracks her whip. She'll do it for you too. Just come write with us for an hour at the practice room, and see how productive you can be. It's not scary at all, unless you have a whip phobia. Join us!
Happy Hanukkah all! I leave you with a message from the LitWorld website:
"Just one book can change a life. Imagine what joy that one book can bring to a child who has never held a book before, and what a difference it can make in that child's life!"