April 11, 2012

J is for...Join In!

Be a JOINER! Fear not. I'm not here to suck you into a foot reading cult or somesuch. I mean THIS:


WHAT IS IT?
In celebration and support of Teen Lit Day, readergirlz hosts an annual book drop to introduce people to YA lit. It's a fantastic opportunity to give some lucky stranger a sampling of awesome teen lit by dropping one of your favourite YA reads in a public place. Sounds pretty fun, right?

WHEN IS IT?
Teen Literature Day→ Thursday, April 12th, 2012 (aka tomorrow)

HOW DO I TAKE PART?
1) Select one (or more) of your favourite YA reads that you'd like to pass on to someone.*
2) Print off the bookplate just above and leave it in or on your YA book selection.
3) Leave your book(s) in a public place of your choice for some lucky stranger to find, read, and .
4) Snap a picture of your YA book(s) in your chosen drop location, and upload it to the readergirlz Facebook page. Or, if you're like me and jumped ship from FB, you can post it on your blog, tweet it, or even head on over to YA Confidential and post it for a chance to win a book from their vault!
5) Head to Twitter and leave a tweet with the hashtag #rockthedrop with all the other droppers.

WHERE SHOULD I DROP IT?
I'm still trying to figure out where I'll be dropping my own YA selections, but here are some ideas:
• your local coffee shop
• on a park bench (assuming it's not snowing or raining)
• in a bus shelter or on the bus/subway itself
• a restaurant table or in a food court
• your doctor/dentist/chiropractor office
• anywhere else fun and exciting that your desires

Places I wouldn't suggest leaving your book(s):
• in a bookstore or a library (duh)
• at a school if it involves skulking around looking all sketchy (especially in a trench)
• a biker bar
• any other place guaranteed to get you beat up or arrested

I have a pretty great idea planned for my own Rock the Drop contribution, and I'm excited about it. How about you? Are you planning on JOINING in? And if so, what's your plan (unless it's secret)?
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* This can be brand spankin' new or 'gently used'→ you decide ☺

22 comments:

  1. Guess what? I awarded yout the Lucky 7 Meme blog award, because I totally dig your blog! You can see my post here http://jessiestank.blogspot.com/2012/04/luck-se7en-award.html

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    1. Thanks, Jessica :) I left a link on your blog to my Lucky Se7en excerpt.

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  2. Oh my gosh! What a cool thing! Jaime, I hadn't heard of this. Too cool. I SO want to do this! :D

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    1. I'm glad I mentioned it then :) I kind of assumed everyone knew about it, so I thought this post might be kind of pointless. Apparently not :) When I heard about it I thought it was the coolest thing and knew I wanted to join in.

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  3. This is the first I've heard of this. Certainly a cool idea. I'm not sure I have a YA book I'm ready to part with yet... unless dropping a book in your daughter's bedroom counts. :)

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    1. I just heard about it the other day and knew that I wanted to join in. I'm not giving away any of my own books → I found a couple for cheap at my local bookstore. Can't wait! Though, I'm still not really sure where to leave them yet :D

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  4. Oh man I wish I had heard about this sooner! I'll have to see if I can pull something together.

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    1. Fortunately, I heard about it several days ago, so I've had some time to think about it/plan. Now to come up with drop locations... (← I kind of put the ellipses there for you. I will never look at ellipses the same way again :D)

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  5. What a fun idea! It's a great way to spread books around. Thanks for the info!

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    1. Isn't it a great idea? I just really hope that whoever picks it up will read it or at the very least pass it on to someone who will. :)

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  6. This is such an awesome project!

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  7. This really sounds like a wonderful way to spread the love of books around! Why not leaving it at a Biker bar? :D

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    1. Hahaha! Leaving YA books at a biker bar could be interesting...scratch that → terrifying :) I think I'll stick to safer locales lol.

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  8. This sounds like a blast! I'll definitely be joining in - I'll try for some exotic drop locale. If not, I'll leave it at my coffee shop.

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    1. Glad you're a 'joiner' too :) I'm thinking that I'll drop one at a coffee shop and maybe one in the food court area of the college down the street. We'll see. It'll be fun no matter where they get dropped :)

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  9. What a great idea! I'll have to see what books I can find. :)

    Dana, stopping by via the A to Z Challenge

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  10. Yay! I'm SO looking forward to Rocking the Drop tomorrow. What an awesome way to spread the word, Jaime!

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  11. Wow! Such a cool idea. I'd heard about "rocking the drop" before, but I'd assumed it had to do with... I dunno, something about sky-diving? Hehe. Thanks for turning me onto this, Jaime! :D

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  12. I didn't even know it was tomorrow until I read this post! My son and I did this last year. It was so awesome!

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  13. I posted about this for my J day too! Great minds think alike!

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  14. Aww, this sounds like a neat idea! These great books have the chance to change lives. :)

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