Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Book Drive



Happy B-Day! My super fabulous writer friend Margo Kelly is launching a Book Drive today for Columbia High School. Her goal is to get 500 books donated.

Books for kids to read? Bring it on. I'm sending her a copy of this



If you want to donate too, hop on over to Margo's blog! Click here for details.

Also, Rock the Drop starts next week - leave a random book in a random place to be free for some random stranger. I LOVE IT.



You can find more info about it here.

And...AND if you want to win one of seven AMAZING books I'm giving away, click HERE.

So, any books YOU want to share with others?! Are YOU doing Rock the Drop?

31 comments:

  1. Rock the drop sounds cool. I've never heard of it. Thanks for sharing.

    Shelly
    http://secondhandshoesnovel.com/

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    1. My friend did it last year and I had no idea that was what she was doing - thought it was the coolest thing ever. :) Totally doing it this year.

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  2. Sounds like an awesome idea. Sort of like the little book houses people are building for that reason.

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    1. Book houses?! I love that! I need to check that concept out!

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  3. I'd forgotten about Rock the Drop - thanks for the reminder! I've already got a drop place in mind :)

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    1. Oooooh - I have several brewing. It will be interesting to see what everyone does.

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  4. That is a cool idea. Never heard of it but it is a nice surprise for someone. I am crossing my fingers for your friend's book drive.

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure she appreciates that!

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  5. Teriffic idea. I hope someone leaves Killing Lincoln somewhere really conspicuous for me!

    Great blog, BTW!

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    1. Haha - I hope someone leaves an ARC of Insurgent lying around, but I'm not betting on it. Although that would be COOL!

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  6. I love the Rock the Drop idea! I used to leave little things laying around all the time when I was younger. I'm totally going to have to do this one :)

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  7. love this idea---reminds me of a book i loved---the book borrower

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    1. I've heard of that. I love the idea too - getting more excited the more I write about it.

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  8. Thanks for the SHOUT OUT! And thanks for donating a book for the high school. Their shelves are SO EMPTY! Yikes.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Your welcome! And that's a shame they are empty. :( Hopefully you will get lots of donations!

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  9. I love that Book Drop idea! So much fun :D I'd always wonder who picked it up, though, so I'd probably end up hiding nearby, spying like a creeper :)

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    1. I know! I was thinking the same thing, Jaime! I can't NOT know who got the book. Hmmm. How to do this without revealing my secret book giving identity.

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  10. Hi Alison,
    I'm visiting your blog via the A-Z challenge. Love the clean simplicity of your blog. It's easy to read.
    "Rock the Drop", what a clever idea.
    Bev @ Blue Velvet Vincent

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    1. Thanks, Bev! And Rock the Drop is a clever idea. I'm excited!

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  11. Thanks for linking to Rock the Drop... I was just thinking about it the other day, wondering when it was. I didn't do it last year, but I TOTALLY plan to participate this year. So fun!

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    1. Me too! I didn't do it last year either - I didn't even know what it was all about until about two weeks ago, but a friend did it last year and I thought what she was doing was so cool. :)

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  12. Wow! Rock the Drop is so cool! I'd never heard of it before, however, one time in the subway station in Oslo I found a book that was part of a book-crossing thing and on it was a sticker with all of the places it had been. It was such a cool idea!

    Does Rock the Drop have to be with Teen literature or?

    I like your blog very much, I'm following and looking forward to more challenge posts :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! I'll be bouncing over to yours later tonight!

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  13. I did Rock The Drop last year and got such a thrill out of it. Can't wait for this year's!

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  14. I've never heard of Rock the Drop either, but it sounds amazing. I'm in!

    Great "B" post :D

    I hope you are enjoying the A-Z challenge thus far...I'm liking it overall!

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    1. I didn't know you were doing this! Hopping over now!

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  15. I recently took my granddaughters to their school's book fair. I cannot describe in this space how precious it was for them to carefully examine the books, looking for the perfect 2 books each to buy. That was a memory goldmine.

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    1. Oh wow. I LOVE taking my kids to their book fairs. The schools make big bucks off me!

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  16. Oh, I just saw the Rock the Drop post over on Jessica Love's site!!! I've never heard of this - but I'm definitely in - and it's part of my A to Z blogging challenge for tomorrow's letter D (Donations!).

    And you're a fabulous friend for helping out Margo and her school - I really need to get on something like this for my school district, too. It's a shame how much help they all need!

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