Drive Books Not Cars
As I sat down recently to my Friday night ritual of a large sausage pizza – you know, the kind with extra cheese in the crust – and a pirated Twilight DVD, my overflowing bookshelf caught my eye and unsettled me. This was partly because I feared it could fall and crush me and partly because I can’t remember the last time I cracked a book open.
I started thinking, maybe someone else would want to read them. How could you say no to Dan Brown or Nicholas Spark. Come on “The Notebook” is a classic? Then, I felt pains in my stomach and noticed the pizza was gone, I thought, I should really do something with my bike other than use it as a clothes rack.
The answer to your pains is simple…donate those literary gems! And get some exercise while doing it – or perhaps a latte.
Drive Books, Not Cars is a non-profit organisation looking for donations of popular English-language novels and Indonesian kids books. We’ll be selling them on 29 January 2012, at EX Plaza, Jakarta during Car Free Day. All funds raised will go towards supporting libraries in Flores and the awesome kids at Sahabat Anak in Jakarta. Now that you know the what, here’s the rest:
How: Sweep your shelves of your lightly used reads.
When: Anytime from 7 December 2011 – 28 January 2012.
Where: Put them in an eco-friendly bag and drop them off at one of the many locations listed below in Jakarta.
Why: Because it will make you feel good – since that pizza certainly didn’t.
Written by: Sara Schonhardt
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Posted on 01/11/2012, in Bahasa Inggris (English), Drive Books Not Cars and tagged Dan Brown, DVD, English language, Flores, jakarta, Jakarta Globe, Non-profit organization, Notebook, Pizza, sahabat anak, Starbucks Indonesia. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Komentar.