Read It Forward is taking over the world. Cool, huh? Recently, we exceeded 10,000 Facebook fans and that’s just the tip of the iceberg compared to who’s hanging out here on our site.
So take this moment to give yourselves a pat on the back for playing your part in literary world domination. Also, take this moment to step out of the shadows and introduce yourself to your fellow RIFers. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we want to see your pretty faces. As in your actual faces. On video.
Read It Forward is all about that magical moment when you’re able to connect with another person about a book that you loved, when you can pass it on, when you can – not to get too sentimental – read it forward.
We’d like to invite you to send us a video about your Read It Forward Moment, a time when you read a terrific book and then shared that terrific book with someone – a friend, your sister, your book club, the guy who stocks the vending machines at your gym, a fellow RIFer, or even a total stranger. Or when one of those people shared their book with you.
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Don’t tell us about the book; tell us about the act of passing it on (okay, maybe tell us a little about the book).
This is not a contest, but it is a chance to celebrate your Read It Forward Moment and connect with all your far-flung RIFers across the country and the world. You can tell a story about any book at all, it doesn’t have to be one that you received from us.
And so you don’t feel you have to be the first one out on the dance floor, the staffers at RIF are going to go first. We’ve seen your profile pics on Facebook and have enjoyed reading your comments here for years: now you’ll have a chance to see some of the faces behind Read It Forward. We’re excited to share our Read It Forward Moments. We can’t wait to hear about yours!
Nowadays, you can make a video on just about anything, so don’t give us that old I-don’t-have-a-camcorder excuse. Break out the webcam, cell phone, or digital camera and get filming. And for you true luddites out there, rustle up a twelve-year-old; they’ll help you.
There are several easy ways to share your Read It Forward Moment video:
1. Upload the video on You Tube and email/FB/tweet us the link.
2. On Facebook it is as simple as clicking the video icon right on the Read It Forward Facebook wall and you can record a video right there!
3. Email us at ReadItForward@randomhouse.com with your video file or FTP info.
If you prefer to write about your Read It Forward Moment, that’s great too! You can share your story here. Leave a comment!
Kira’s Read It Forward book is A Little Love Story by Roland Merullo. Janet Rossi is very smart and unusually attractive, an aide to the governor of Massachusetts, but she suffers from an illness that makes her, as she puts it, “not exactly a good long-term investment.” Jake Entwhistle is a few years older, a carpenter and portrait painter, smart and good-looking too, but with a shadow over his romantic history. After meeting by accident – literally – when Janet backs into Jake’s antique truck, they begin a love affair marked by courage, humor, a deep and erotic intimacy . . . and modern complications.
Visit Roland at RolandMerullo.com, check out all the rave reader reviews of A Little Love Story on Goodreads, and show him some love on Facebook (he’s just getting started!).