a prize just for reading books!
My new friend (and awesome blogger) Janiece* just started a summer reading contest, to mirror the one that her local library runs, only more like, virtual, you know?
Essentially, she will have a drawing at the end of summer (September 6th) and award the winners $25 gift certificates from amazon.
click here for details and link to participate!
To participate, all you have to do is read a book and comment on her form with the title and author of the book. This costs you nothing and you can enter as many times as you want (one book = one comment). BUT.. what makes this really interesting is that for every book/comment registered, Janiece will additionally donate $1 to her local library (Douglas County Library), up to $100.
I thought this was such a great idea that, with her permission, I am piggybacking on her contest. So I will match her dollar for dollar and donate the proceeds to the Studio City Library, my local library. I am not affiliated to this library in any way except that my daughter and I are patrons and enjoy their books and videos on a regular basis. This is a small library, probably underfunded, with a strong community vibe to it. They generously donate their old books all the time and the ladies who work there have always been very helpful (they were super patient with Emily when she asked them for help with her first book projects) (she picked Cleopatra as her first biography, with mommy standing right there, fingers still stiff with glue from having just helped her assemble her last project, can you believe that shit?).
I'll be updating the tally as soon as Janiece does, right over there (a little lower) ------------>>>>
in case you're interested.
Just to be clear: I am not running a contest, so you won't get any gift certificates from me. Unless I know you and 1) it's your birthday, 2) it's xmas, 3) your name starts with Miss and it's the end of the school year, or xmas, or a concert, or 4) you just graduated. I am just matching the tally that Janiece gets, so be sure to check out her post and participate as required. I already registered my first entry for Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen that was just lent to me. Thanks Laurie, I loved it! I don't think I even want to see the movie now.
That's it folks. Good luck and happy reading!
*Janiece, I am doubling that drink** offer so you have to come visit me in sunny California soon.
** By drink, I mean the beverage of your choice, alcoholic, caffeinated or otherwise that is served in a bottle, mug, or glass (as I don't know you very well and don't want to offend you, just in case you are easily offended by the word drink, "not that there's anything wrong with that").