Hey bookworms! What if I told you that you could read free excerpts of great books all the while contributing to a great cause? Well it’s true!
From now until Sunday, April 23rd you can help donate books to young readers in local communities across the United States just by reading as a part of Penguin Random House’s #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes campaign.
Helping out is as easy as picking a book and reading an excerpt. Each excerpt is worth a different amount of time, and the more time that’s spent reading is the more books donated.
I discovered #ProjectReadathon last night and so far I’ve read three excerpts:
- What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (15 Minutes – 3 Books Donated);
- Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (10 Minutes – 2 Books Donated); and
- The Assistants by Camille Perri (25 Minutes – 6 Books Donated).
After work tonight I’ll probably read some more excerpts before getting back to my current read, Daughters of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. If you’d like to learn more about #ProjectReadathon, you can visit the website and start reading right now. It’s a great way to discover new books; I’ve added What to Say Next to my TBR!
Have you heard of the Million Minutes campaign? Will you be participating? (The answer better be yes, let’s get those kids some books). How else do you give back?
Thanks for reading this super important post. Let’s share the hell out of the #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes campaign and make sure that all 300,000 books get donated to kids in local U.S. communities.