Sunday, April 21, 2013

I Rocked the Drop!!!

 Operation Teen Book Drop 2013 took place on April 18th and I spent the day leaving 
books all around my town. I took the day off from work to spend the day with my husband and then I dragged him all over town with me. When I told him the plan for the day, he asked me why was I doing this, and I said: "Because I want to. Maybe someone will find a nice surprise." Then he wanted to know if I would ever know who picked up the books. 
Me: "Probably not, but that's not the point."

Gathering the Books


Getting Ready
with OMG post-its from Estelle at Rather Be Reading



Drop #1
Local Coffee Shop: This drop seemed very promising. As I walked up to leave the books, there was a girl sitting in the sunshine reading. She wasn't a teen, but a reader and I took it as a good sign.


Drop #2
Sonic Drive-In: I hoped that the lure of half-price drinks and slushies would draw in the teen crowd. (Oh and I got a Route 44 Sweet Tea)


Drop #3
The public library


 

Drop #4
 Starbucks: I went inside for this drop. It looked like it might rain, plus there were teenagers inside studying. I hope that at least one of them picked up this book.





Drop #5

 
Maybe the best drop of all!! No kidding!!
We were going to dinner at this old farmhouse that was converted into a restaurant and there were many people waiting outside in the benches and gazebos. When I went to place my final book in one of the gazebos, I came upon two teens reading!! Jackpot! One was reading a Harry Potter novel and the other was reading Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.  I asked them if either of them had read Along for the Ride. One of them hadn't so she was happy to take the book from me. I told them all about #RocktheDrop, recommended Anna and the French Kiss, and told them how they both made my day!!





I had an absolute blast participating in #RocktheDrop 
and look forward to doing it again next year.


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for participating in Operation Teen Book Drop! You rock! :) So glad that you found other readers along the way.

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  2. Wow, that sounds like so much fun! I'm so happy your Rock the Drop experience was a great one, Joli. Hopefully, there'll be tons of readers enjoying the books you dropped after today. :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun! I hope to do it every year.

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  3. I love this post and am so glad you did this!!!

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  4. this is so awesome. and also, you dropped really nice books in awesome condition! love that you went around your city looking for cool places x

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    1. I have so much fun with this. This is my third year participating. Even though I'm in a small town, I see this as a fun way to share books that I would want to read. And sometimes I really do want to know who gets them. That was why I was so excited about my final drop of the day - I actually was able to speak with teen readers about YA books!

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