Apr

13

2012

ROCK THE DROP: Supporting Teen Lit Day

Filed under: Community, The Class of 2k12, Uncategorized, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

Yesterday I Rocked the Drop!!!!

 

Rock the Drop 2012

Once again, Readergirlz and Figment did ROCK THE DROP in honor of Support Teen Lit Day on Thursday, April 12th. All I had to do was find some YA books that I wanted to share with the world and then

Snag a bookplate, created by the uber-talented David Ostow (who blogs hilarious cartoons here), and then proclaim that I will ROCK THE DROP! I love proclaiming things so this was already gonna be fun.
Print a copy of the bookplate and insert it into a book (or 10!) to drop on April 12th. The goal is to drop a book in a public spot (park bench, bus seat, restaurant counter?) Lucky finders will see that the book is part of ROCK THE DROP!
Snap a photo of your drop and post it at the readergirlz Facebook page. Then tweet the drop at #rockthedropwith all the other lovers of YA books.

You can visit the readergirlz blog for more news and pictures before, during, and after the event!

 

Here’s how it went down…

I picked three books that I had on hand. Class of 2k12‘s Megan Bostic– NEVER EIGHTEEN, from YA Outside the Lines I had THE SECRET YEAR by Jennifer Hubbard and I had an ARC from of IMAGINARY GIRLS from Nova Ren Suma.

 

 

In each book I included a class of 2k12 bookmark and a TOUCHING THE SURFACE bookmark.

 

I also added in the readergirlz Rock The Drop bookplate.

 

Since I planned on getting out of the house and doing some writing (in addition to wanting to try to catch the finder of the book) I decided to take all three books with me to Panera.

 

So I planted to books and waited–going through my emails with one eye on the lookout. I was in between the breakfast and lunch crowd so I figured I needed to get a little writing done while it was slow. I got lost in my manuscript and when I looked up…all the books were done. For a moment I felt some panic. I’m usually very careful to screen perspective new parents of books that I loved. What if…

But I decided that when you Rock the Drop you’re moving outside your box and you never know what’s going to happen.

Do you like to give books as gifts? Do you have one go to book that you give everyone? Any great stories of book gifting? Planning on Rocking the Drop next year?  You know I am–I’ll have my own book to leave too. <3

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  1. It was so weird just leaving a book somewhere and not knowing who was going to end up with it! It gave me a little anxiety, too. Haha. I love that yours all had the added pretty of bookmarks! I didn’t think to do that. Yay! for Rock the Drop, I can’t wait for the next one :0)

  2. So cool! I hope whoever took the books will pass them along after they’re done reading them. :)

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