The Bookworm Box is a not-for-profit company formed by one of my favorite authors Colleen Hoover. It is a subscription service that sends readers a monthly box of two SIGNED paperbacks from great indie authors as well as some author swag (bookmarks, pens, etc.). All books and swag are donated to the organization and 100% of the proceeds (after expenses) go towards different charities of the company’s choosing. They’ve been able to raise an astounding amount of money in their first year and look to ramp things up in 2016.
One of my goals for the new year is to give more of my time and/or my talents to things worthwhile. Things that I normally have said no to in the past, because I was concerned about the time commitment, I’m going to say yes to. It’s easy to get mono-focused about the bills we have to pay. And while that is uber important, it was the only thing I thought about for a very long time.
I changed that in 2015. I started writing for pleasure instead of for profit and guess what? That’s how Cousins was born AND I should have done it fifteen years ago! I love every minute of it. I also want to be mindful that I’m also doing things to help others. It’s important to me and it’s important to show my girls. That’s why one of those things will be to regularly give to The Bookworm Box. It ties my love of reading with giving, and while I can’t give a slew of books like some of the more established authors, I will give what I can for as long as I can. And I’m going to feel real good while doing so!
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