If you are on social media you may have already heard about the #savetheculture movement. If not, never fear, I am here to tell you all about it.
Basically, it’s a way to share books with other booklovers in a sort of ‘pay it forward’ kind of way. You send out one book, and, depending on how many people get involved, you could receive several in return, and it all takes place using the power of social media!
Last week on of my Facebook friends posted a status asking if anyone wanted to get involved – obviously I jumped at the chance.
So here’s how it works:
When you respond to a friend’s #savetheculture tag, you get given an address to send a random book to, you then share the hashtag yourself, and anyone that responds gets given the name and address of your friend, they then do the same and share your name and address.
It’s that simple!
Head on over to google and give #savetheculture a little search and you’ll see there are loads of people doing it already. If somehow you don’t have any friends who are already taking part, then you can start it off yourself by giving out address of a random book-loving friend – but you should probably get their permission first!
I wasted no time in sending out one of my favourite books – a book I recommend to everyone, and have absolutely no qualms about sharing with a stranger – and I absolutely love the fact that no one knows who sent it 🙂
I know what you’re thinking, how can you be sure you will get any books in exchange for your kind deed? Well, you can’t. It all depends on other people getting involved, but to be honest, the prospect of sharing a book with a stranger was enough for me.
That said, I can’t deny I was pretty excited when today, a whole eight days after I added to the #savetheculture chain, I received a mysterious package in the post
I’m so excited to have recieved any books at all – two in one is an absolute bonus – and they are both books I’ve never read. Best. Day. Ever.
So there you have it, if, like me, you like spreading the word about really good books, then this is a great way to get your recommendation just that little bit future, and, if nothing else, it is sure put a smile on a fellow booklover’s face.
Now, get out there and #savetheculture!