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.


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

  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. :)

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

  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

    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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