Thursday, 27 March 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #21

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme that allows book bloggers to interact with each other and find new blogs! It has two hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The rules are...

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Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
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If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
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This week's question is...not really a question

Snap it Time! A picture is worth a thousand words. Anything and anything. Just give us a pic.


 This is a picture of my daughter Sierra's (The Reading Chic) grade nine English class with her teacher Mrs. Bedor up front. They are all holding up childrens books because they are in the middle of a huge and amazing literacy campaign and fundraiser in partnership with Kissy Post.
One of Mrs. Bedor's classes are writing and illustrating their own childrens books to gift to their reading buddies at one of our local Elementary Schools. The class that Sierra (The Reading Chic) is in is doing a fundraiser locally to buy books for CHEO (Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario) for their library. The hospital is an hour away and because the students can't go and read to the children they are also making videos of themselves reading their favourite childrens book that they will be uploading to #icommunicate. The children will then be able to watch the stories being read to them. It doesn't stop there though! They have been challenged to recruit others to make videos as well. They have been tweeting their favourite celebrities both local and internationally in the hopes that they will also video themselves reading a story. I'm happy to say that they are having some success as well!

CHEO is an amazing hospital for sick children with a wonderful and caring team of doctors and nurses. I have a real soft spot in my heart for them because both of my girls have been in their care. My youngest was only three days old when she first found herself there undergoing ultrasounds, MRI's and numerous other tests. Both of them have also had surgeries there. I count my blessings every day that things turned out well and it was nothing serious but some kids aren't so lucky. Being able to watch all of the videos will be sure to put a smile on their little faces. At the same time, these high school students are learning to use social media in a positive and helpful way. I think the campaign is genius.

Here is where I ask for your help. WOULD ANY OF YOU BOOK LOVERS AND FELLOW BLOGGERS BE WILLING TO POST A VIDEO OF YOURSELF READING A CHILDRENS BOOK? It would mean the world to the children who will get to view them. It would also mean the world to the students who are putting in such a great effort with this campaign. It doesn't cost a thing but a few minutes of your time to tape it and the pay off is indescribable. If you are unable to post a video could you help by spreading the word? Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute is a small high school in a small community with a big heart. It would be nice to take the students from saying "I think I can" to the students that "could."
It is super easy to post a video and you can find the info here. Just scroll down to where it says how to post a video.

That is our Feature and Follow Friday for this week! Comment down below if you're a new follower of ours with a link to your blog and we will make sure to follow you back. We are away this weekend but will be sure to follow as soon as we get home. You can follow us via gfc, bloglovin, facebook and/or twitter.


  1. That's awesome! What a great picture and campaign! :D
    My FF

  2. This is really awesome! I've bookmarked the info page to revisit tomorrow when I'm not half asleep. I'm so blown away by these kids. This post made my night!

    Old follower. My FF!

  3. Hopping through. What a great cause! I'll have to look more into it.
    My FF

  4. OOh nice! That is a great cause!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Wow! That's an awesome cause and picture! Thanks for sharing :)

    My FF

  6. What great cause, thanks for sharing with us! New Bloglovin follower :) My FF

  7. What an awesome post! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  8. wow this is such an amazing campaign, and love the picture!
    New follower via bloglovin

    My #FF
    -Manderz @ Escaping Reality Within Pages

  9. This sounds like an amazing cause :) and the picture is absolutely adorable!

    My FF

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  10. Just wanted to say hi and to also add how I think that's a great campaign! I'm visiting from the blog hop. :o)