Like me, you probably get a LOT of e-mail spam. Like me, you probably have spam filters that catch much of it, but some still gets through – banks, sex, “enhancement,” and, lately, “buy our baby stuff.” Like me you probably spend a lot of time deleting spam.
So today, I got this spam e-mail, [picture supressed] “You are invited to participate in…” Oh, man, I say, more spam. but then I read on, “…Just one more Book!! a free online audio program (podcast) that promotes and celebrates literacy and great children’s books — without advertising or sponsorship of any kind.” Yeah, right, I’ll just hit dele…
Wait. I LOVE children’s books. WCB gets 6-8 stories before bed every night. And random stories throughout the day. If these guys are for real, I might really be missing a good thing. I waffled. Then I clicked the link. I was cynical. I cruised the web page. I read the About page. I listened to a 5 min podcast on “I’m not cute.” Ok, I said – these folks look legit. And WAY COOL.
I spent 30 mins out of my day checking out children’s books online – some off of their web site, some jumping off from other sites, some – just because they are my favorites. So – some spam is GOOD.
I’ve linked to them over on the right, and I’ve subscribed to their rss feed. I may not listen to everything, but I want a regular reminder to take a moment and frolic in the world of children’s literature.
(OK – more moments than I already have – every day. perhaps what I want is to frolic in the world of children’s literature I haven’t read 30 times already.)