Sunday, June 01, 2008

Summer Celebrate Reading Month

I'm pleased to announce that June will be a Reading Celebration Month here at Ed Ass. There will be other traditional fodder, such as publishing news and commentary, important news updates about hedgehogs and monkeys, and most likely an ongoing catalog of delicious things I ate. But on top of that, I have managed to secure a bunch of guest posts about favorite and/or important books from a number of people. So, more to the point, I'm pleased to announce my own ability to con people into doing onerous stuff they didn't want to do!!

Hopefully, Reading Celebration Month will help us remember why read--because books have the power to make us happy, change the way we see the world, get us through difficult times, educate us, and connect us to other people. In each post, the guest blogger will talk about a particular book that has been important or special to them, and why.

Guest posters include such minor celebrities as Momrat and Dadrat (one of whom is going to write their own post, or so they claim, and one of whom dictated theirs to me because they are unable to figure out how to turn on a computer, never mind use Blogspot; I'll leave it to your imagination which is which).

For the most part, I have peopled the guest blogger list with mindful citizens who wrote to me for innocent reasons and then got roped into this whole shebang. There are still a few open slots, so if you're interested in posting about a favorite book of yours this month, shoot me an email at moonratty@gmail.com. As always, I'd like to include as many people as possible.

Happy Reading!

10 comments:

cindy said...

awesome idea, moonie! i'm looking foward to june! =D

Precie said...

Please tell momrat and dadrat that an adoring audience awaits their blog debuts! :)

ChrisEldin said...

I am also looking forward to June! What a terrific idea!!

And about that crib, DH and I saved our children's crib as well. We want to use it when we're babysitting our grandchildren. We're already envisioning little babies cooing and gurgling.....
What else are MomRat and DadRat saving?
:-)

Charles Gramlich said...

when I was a kid I loved summer reading. Yes, I was a geek, but I'm proud of that. I'm looking forward to this series. Sounds like fun.

writtenwyrdd said...

Sounds like fun. I used to look forward to summer when the bookmobile would come by. Then I didn't have to go to the library, it came to me! and the bookmobile lady made sure to have sf books just for me.

Natalie said...

Oh I'm excited! I can't wait to see what books people pick.

Lisa said...

Oh, this ought to be good ;)

jjdebenedictis said...

I'm pleased to announce my own ability to con people into doing onerous stuff they didn't want to do!!

*laughs* This is an extremely useful life skill! I look forward to all your press-ganged posts this month.

Bernita said...

Barely post-Luddite, I entertain a profound empathy with Momrat.

Jill Myles said...

*rubs hands*

This will be such fun. :)