Saturday, July 26, 2008

This Week's Thank You's and a Free Appetizer in August!

Thank You!

First, we want to recognize this week's authors, who each came
to the table with something unique:

  • Elizabeth, who brought Moon Pies
  • Xujun, who cooked sweet rice
  • Jeff, who poured us all ryes
  • Sandra, who kicked in the ice
  • And Nicola, who added the spice
Thanks, guys, for keeping us so well fed!

Free Appetizer

We'll be starting next month's Roast a little early so we can serve up a very special appetizer.

If you love books or children, char-broiled or not, then come by
Book Roast August 24 - 25 as we kick off the school year with "Reach Out and Read." This weekend event will spotlight the Reach Out and Read charity dedicated to giving books to children. Join the festivities we have planned around this worthy cause and find out what children responded when asked, "If you could write a book, what would it be about?"

Afraid you'll miss the event or the next Book Roast week? Scroll down the left-hand side of the page and sign up for our email list and/or RSS feed!

We'll be posting more about the event a little later, but here's what Reach Out and Read is all about:

Reach Out and Read is a national non-profit organization that makes
literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric care so that children grow up
with books and a love of reading.

Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the
importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at pediatric check-ups
from six months to five years of age. A special focus is placed on children
growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents
and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities
cultivate early literacy skills so that children enter school prepared to
succeed at reading.

To date, ROR doctors and nurses have distributed 5.4 million books to more
than 3.3 million children and their families annually at more than 3,795
pediatric practices, hospitals, clinics and health centers throughout the
country. To learn more, visit


laughingwolf said...

wow, what a great idea, that 'roar'

thank you, writers, this has been great... and you participants added the spices to make it all tastier, so thx to you, too :)

ChrisEldin said...

Phoenix, nice rhyme!

Thank you, authors, for taking the time to play with us. If your editors ask you where your work is, you can always use us as your excuse...

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely another fun time. Thanks to all the authors, roasters, roastees, toast masters, and to Chris for spearheading the idea.


Precie said...

Brilliant! This has been a fun week, and I can't wait for the next one! I'm looking forward to that Reach Out and Read too!

laughingwolf said...

ok, who won the [soiled] t-shirt?

Kate Lord Brown said...

ROR - sounds wonderful. As a parent and writer in the UK is there anything I can do to help? Best wishes

ChrisEldin said...

Hi Kate, Thanks for dropping by!!!

This will be the first time we partner with a charity, but we'd love to hear about book-related charities that are international. If you have any favorites, please let us know, and perhaps we can get something going after the holidays.

Thanks again for your message!

EmilyROR said...

On behalf of the Reach Out and Read National Center, I'd like to thank Book Roast for its decision to support our early literacy non-profit organization. Reach Out and Read (ROR) works to put books in the hands of children living at or near poverty-- a truly important cause-- and with help from private donors like you, ROR will continue to enrich children's lives with free books. Thank you, Book Roast!