Here's this year's "Ask Amy" column about "A Book on Every Bed" from the Washington Post.
The columnist wrote:
Working with the Family Reading Partnership ( familyreading.org ), a small literacy nonprofit in Ithaca, N.Y., we hatched a simple plan with a far-flung goal: to foster a generation of readers.I'm pretty sure all my grandchildren are receiving enough books in the various packages I'm sending them that they can each have a book on Christmas Day, but how great would it be if they woke up to find a book right there on the bed next to them, or on their pillow!
Our idea was to put a million books at the foot of a million beds for a million children on Christmas morning.
This very simple idea spread out from this column to parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, writers, readers — and those who love them.
So I think I'm going to wrap a special book to put on the pillow or somewhere on the bed of everyone who will be sharing our house for Christmas this year.
For myself, I'm going to choose "The Happiness Project" (even though I've already started reading it).