Inspired by Nerdfighteria, we decided to bag the traditional book-to-film display in favor of a far more awesome, far less sucky Read-it-first display.
Our Springfield Nerdfighters not only approve, several volunteered to help us pull it together.
The Readit1st pledge page offers a variety of embeddable web and Facebook buttons (with logo designed by Hank) and ready-made Tweets.
The About page explains:
We created Read it 1st because five of the top 10 movies of 2010 were based on books. Most of the people who watched those movies had never read the book. In fact, most people in America read fewer than two books per year. While movies are great, and we love them, the stories from those movies were originally envisioned in a different way. A way that requires more interaction, more brain, more relaxation, more free time, and more commitment. We think those are all things that the world doesn’t have enough of these days.
So we wanted to tell the world that we were pledging to read the book before we watch the movie from this day forth. And we also wanted to invite the world to do that with us.
Hank suckered John Green into creating the site’s first newsletter and John suggests the following reads for this week: