The folks over at readergirlz ("a literacy and social media project for teens") organize an annual event wherein YA book lovers are encouraged to drop a favourite YA read (or two, three, more!) in a public place to celebrate Support Teen Lit Day. This year Support Teen Lit Day falls on Thursday, April 18th. Readergirlz creates a printable label like this (last year's):
And those rocking the drop can somehow attach it to or tuck it inside the books they're dropping so people know what it's all about. I also chose to write a personal little note inside the front cover just to further clarify that these books were meant to be taken and (hopefully) enjoyed, if not by them then by someone they know. You guys, it was kind of exhilarating. ☺
What I Dropped Last Year:
|Clockwise from left: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, dropped at a Second |
Cup; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, dropped on a bus bench; Graceling
by Kristin Cashore, dropped on a piece of wall art at the college down the street.
I felt all stealthy and whatnot, but I wasn't quite brave enough to skulk around waiting and watching to see if someone picked them up. I can only hope these awesome young adult reads went to people who loved them as much as I did (and still do).
So if you're interested in taking part in Rock the Drop 2013, don't forget to check the readergirlz blog every so often for updates and for the official 2013 printable label. It's a worthwhile event and a great way to spread the YA book love. ♥