Books to the World!

A Holiday Fundraiser for Borne Charity

You would not believe how long I labored over coming up with a clever, punny title for this little project:

All I Want for Christmas is BOOKS

Don We Now Our Reading Glasses

I Saw Mommy Reading ‘Nickel Boys’.

It only got worse from there. Luckily, my book recommendations are better than my puns, and now you have an opportunity to get a bespoke recommendations list for yourself or someone else on your list, customized to the reader’s interests and preferences, just in time for holiday shopping!

Even better, your participation in this fundraiser will support Borne, a medical research charity that conducts crucial research into understanding and preventing premature birth.

Did you know that every year, more than 15 million babies worldwide are born too soon? Prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under 5 and can cause life-altering complications in those who do survive. Shockingly, in nearly half of the cases, the causes are unexplained, and there have been no new treatments to prevent preterm birth in the last 50 years. Borne is working to change that, and you can help.

Just fill out this questionnaire about your reading preferences or those of the person you’re shopping for. You’ll be asked if you want Option 1 (just a recommendations list, totally FREE, though if the spirit of generosity moves you, a donation of any amount to Borne would be a lovely ‘thank you’) or Option 2, which also includes a Blind Date with a Book. For a donation of at least $25 to Borne, you’ll receive both your individualized recommendations list AND a surprise book hand-picked by me that is not on your list.

To make your donation, simply visit my JustGiving page and choose your amount.

Thanks so much for helping me spread my love of reading and passion for improving women’s reproductive health. Together, we can accomplish so much. Happy reading!

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