If you’re a reader and you’re on Twitter, chances are you already know about Friday Reads. But for those who may not haven heard of this great meme, here’s the low down:
Friday Reads is a community of thousands of people who come together each week to share whatever they’re reading. Our goal is simple: to raise reading’s visibility and encourage more people to join in!
The more people who share what they’re reading, the more people get excited about reading. And when people get excited about reading all sorts of incredible things happen…we get smarter; we think more; we’re entertained; we learn things…the list is endless.
Right now, 20% of American adults are functionally illiterate. The situation is not much better in the UK, with 18% of people illiterate. We all want to make the world a better place. Reading is one thing we can all do to achieve that lofty goal. This is why #fridayreads matters: it bands us together in the shared joy of reading and encourages us all to read more.
So how do you participate? Easy! On Twitter, simply post whatever you’re reading – fiction, nonfiction, books, audio, magazines, anything! – and add the hashtag #fridayreads somewhere in the tweet. If you’re not on Twitter, you can also participate on Facebook by “liking” the Friday Reads page and posting there.
Now, every week there are prizes to be had for participants in the form of giveaways. But as a special treat for participants this week, the good folks at Shelf Unbound have put together a Friday Reads mini-book and everyone who posts their Friday Reads today gets a copy…FREE! The Friday Reads Modern Love Anthology is available through Google Books and Amazon (for Kindle). Just post your Friday Reads on Twitter or Facebook, then go here for details on how to collect your copy.
Happy Friday Reads!