Nora and I were out and about earlier this week, and we found ourselves at the bookstore.

I love books. I read endlessly as a child and one of the things I looked forward to most with Nora was reading with her every night. We do it as part of our bedtime routine, even at this young age.

That’s why the advertisement for this promotion caught my eye in the store:

Barnes & Noble and Harper Collins are proud to present the If You Give… Book Program. For every book purchased in Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond’s If You Give… series between October 4th and October 31st at Barnes & Noble stores or online at BN.com, two books will be given to First Book, the non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children by providing them with access to new books.

How cool is that? I encourage each of you to take part in this program and give the gift of reading. There’s nothing like the smell of a new book!