Words from International Literacy Day and Updated Recovery Links.
Last week we were focused on Hurricane Irma as she left a swath of devastation across the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, the Keys and Florida. Recovery is going to take months, if not years. The pictures that come from the path of the hurricane are heartbreaking as are the stories of the people just getting back into to their neighborhoods to see what’s left of their homes. I’ve included an updated list of organizations where you can donate if you so wish below:
Charity Navigator’s Approved Lists for:
Also, I’ve not forgotten our International Literacy Day! Because of the Hurricane Irma our results from International Literacy Day slid to this Sunday. we had some wonderful comments that I wanted to include below from our readers:
📚 From H.B.I think it’s important to get children active in reading early in life. Here in the states it’s easier to do but I feel promotion should be upped so communities know when a event or program is occurring. As for abroad I suppose the same can be done. Also if we had more volunteer programs not just missionary organizations go abroad and/or raising money for equipment and videos may even help some communities.
As for me I’ve always read. My sister use to force me to do it, I wasn’t allowed to watch tv when I wanted to. Instead I would be forced to sit down and read or write. It was my main source of entertainment. It fed my imagination, served as an escape and stress reliever.
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From Jen:I think the biggest thing we can do to promote literacy is to read to kids. We read to our kids starting when they were infants and they are both avid readers now. Supporting library programs, school programs etc. where books are read aloud. We also have the opportunity to donate books to our school and to a program for underfunded schools via Scholastic Books.
I’ve read a lot ever since I was young. Books open up new worlds to me and also teach me about people and cultures I might never know otherwise.
From Purple Reader:
Thanks so much for your attention to literacy. It is a necessary part of education, which I believe so strongly in. Being able to read really does free a person. That was true for me, and I’ve seen it in others. A whole new world opens up. Then comes the critical thinking skills to make sense of it all, the decision making skills to do the right things with it, and all in the context of a well grounded value system.
Reading is the first step, it opens the door that would otherwise be closed. But most times people cannot do it alone. I try to do my part by volunteer tutoring GED students at the LGBTQ center here. The people’s growth is amazing and I’m so proud of how they become solid citizens of the world.TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com
Well, I live in Indonesia, where the level of people reading is pretty low. It’s a sad situation really. We don’t have a very established libraries — I always feel jealous when I see one abroad. I guess my way of promoting literacy or books usually by speaking about it on social media. Or donate books when I can — cannot exactly donate my MM romance collection, different culture and all. Because books definitely change my life. I actually discovered about my asexuality by reading books!
Announcements: Our winners of the International Literacy gift certificates are Ami and Jen. Congratulations!.
Next week we start to move forward into things autumnal, things scary and always bookish. Until then happy reading. Here’s a peak at this week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.
This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue
Sunday, September 17:
- Words from International Literacy Day and Updated Recovery Links
- This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Monday, September 18:
- Review Tour – Clare London’s Between A Rock & A Hard Place
- Dreamspinner Promo Jacques N. Hoff on Tufted and Tatted
- BLITZ Fate Heats Things Up by Sarah Hadley Brook
- An Ali Release Day Review: Off the Beaten Path by Cari Z
- A MelanieM Review: Murder and Mayhem (Murder and Mayhem #1) by Rhys Ford
- A Karen Review: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (London Lads #5) by Clare London
- A MelanieM Release Day Review: Tramps and Thieves (Murder and Mayhem#2) by Rhys Ford
Tuesday, September 19:
- Dreamspinner Promo BA Tortuga on Finding Mr. Wright
- TOUR A World Apart by Mel Gough + giveaway
- RIPTIDE TOUR and Giveaway: Covet by Yolande Kleinn
- A Caryn Review: The Druid Next Door (Fae Out of Water #2) by EJ Russell
- A Lila Audiobook Review: Manny Get Your Guy (The Mannies #2) by Amy Lane and John Solo (Narrator)
- A MelanieM Review: Pop Tart (Asian Idols #2) by Shawn Bailey
- An Alisa Review: Cursed (Alpha’s Warlock #1) by Kris Sawyer
Wednesday, September 20:
- RIPTIDE TOUR & Giveaway: Bad Boy’s Bard by EJ Russell
- Review Tour for Amy Tasukada’s Year One
- TOUR Torin by Lance Withton
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: I Heart Boston Terriers by Rick R. Reed
- A Lila Review: By Fairy Means or Foul: A Starfig Investigations Novel by Meghan Maslow
- A MelanieM Release Day Review: Waking the Behr (Foothills Pride #7) by Pat Henshaw
- A MelanieM Review: Year One (Would It Be Okay to Love You? #2) by Amy Tasukada
Thursday, September 21:
- BLOG and Review TOUR Someone To Call My Own by Aimee Nicole Walker
- BLITZ Figure Study by Suzanne Clay
- A Free Dreamer Review Fortitude Smashed by Taylor Brooke
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Leaning Into Love (Leaning Into Stories #1) by Lane Hayes
- A VVivacious Review: Caught In Between (Daniel and Ryan #8) by Tamryn Eradani
- An Alisa Review: Someone to Call My Own (Road to Blissville #2) by Aimee Nicole Walker
Friday, September 22:
- Dreamspinner Promo Jodi Payne on Creative Process
- RELEASE BLITZ Waking the Behr by Pat Henshaw
- Review Tour for KA Merikan – Manic Pixie Dream Boy
- Review Tour for Marshall Thornton’s Night Drop
- An Alisa Release Day Review: Why I Love Bodyguards (Why I Love… #3) by T.A. Chase
- A MelanieM Review: Night Drop (A Pinx Video Mystery #1) by Marshall Thornton
- An Ali Review: Manic Pixie Dream Boy by KA Merikan
Saturday, September 23:
- A MelanieM Audiobook Review: Mahu by Neil S. Plakcy and Joel Leslie Narrator
- Release Blitz Tour – Amy Tasukada’s Would It Be Ok To Love You
- Release Blitz for Tour: PROPHESY by A.E. Via