Books are a lifeline, a journey through our imagination to other places, times and adventures, so it’s shocking and sad when you realize how many people can’t afford to buy them. Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess, has created a Booksgiving where people can post if they need a book and others can give. It’s awesome! Go and read some of the wonderful things people have written and the generous people who have freely given in response to those in need. In addition, there are so many other ways to give and I wanted to include two of my favorites: First Book, that helps distribute books to children in need and The Harry Potter Alliance and their Accio Books campaign to donate books to help build libraries. I really just wanted to pay it forward by sharing a way for folks to participate in the joy of reading!