Book lovers, have I got a Christmas gift for you! I was recently in touch with Brad from Gone Reading and he offered me a selection for review. More on that later. First, I'd like to talk about the great work behind the scenes of Gone Reading. Brad, their founder and CEO (and all around great guy) says:
"If you’re like me, you just can’t imagine living in a world without reading. Unfortunately, for almost a billion people today, that’s exactly where they find themselves. There are countless villages, towns and vast regions of this planet where the power of reading has yet to shine its light.
Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to counter these problems and spread the magic of reading. We believe that when people have open access to great reading materials, life always changes for the better. When libraries and reading materials are made available, people and their communities thrive through increased opportunity and self-empowerment.
That’s why Gone Reading International has pledged 100% of our after-tax profits to provide new funding for reading-related charities. By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, you’re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift. All purchases from GoneReading help contribute to our philanthropic work.
We donate to great non-profits such as READ Global, Ethiopia Reads and BiblioWorks, amazing organizations with proven models, long track records, and dedicated teams on the ground. Such groups partner with local villages and communities in the most underdeveloped parts of the world to create new libraries that effect real change."
Pretty awesome, huh? They have hit a great target market because us bookish types are all about good causes. Right? And this time of year is the perfect time to help spread the hope and love to those who are less fortunate.
Now, about that little item I chose to review. My choice was It Was A Dark & Stormy Night: A Game About Books!
Mom and I have played it several times since I received it just a few days after placing my order. We also played it with my sister and niece over the Thanksgiving holiday. It is great fun for anyone who loves books. A little healthy competition amongst bibliophiles. HaHa!
If you're looking for some great gifts for the bookish people in your life, or even for yourself (and at the same time supporting a great cause), then you need to head over to Gone Reading and do some Christmas shopping.