Hank Green is one half of the Vlogbrothers, a hugely popular youtube community commonly referred to as Nerdfighters.
Just recently Hank shared in his vlog the ‘Readit1st’ pledge.
As he mentions many successful movies are adaptations of novels. With millions more viewing compared to those reading something needs to happen.
With ‘reading for pleasure’ in the US, and I would argue here in New Zealand too, is being limited to one or two novels a year some would argue that ‘the joy of reading’ is dying out.
The ‘Readit1st’ is a simple sign up to a newsletter and the opportunity share your commitment my sharing a badge, as in figure 1, on your blog or website.
The newsletter available to pledgers is written by John Green and feature the upcoming movies that are based on novels with the urge to ‘Readit1st’.
One of the featured articles reads:
The HelpIn theaters now you’ll find The Help, an adaptation of Katherine Stockett’s first novel, which has now sold more than five million copies in the U.S. (…he wrote, betraying no trace of jealousy). Even so, the movie has been seen by more than twice that many people in just a few weeks.
Set in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi, Stockett’s novel has three different narrators—two African American maids and one white woman. If you’re one of the 6.91 billion people who haven’t read it, readit1st!