Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Rockin' and Droppin'

In honor of YALSA’s Support Teen Lit Day the crew at has created a share-the-wealth campaign aptly named Rock the Drop. The idea is to share a book with a stranger in the most random, altruistic way possible--leaving it in a public place. A surprise book-o-gram would brighten anyone's day, especially if said book-o-gram was say an ARC of the fabulous debut author Amy Plum’s  DIE FOR ME . (Not my drop of the day, but kinda wish it was. Check out her Facebook page for the pic.)

Make sure to take a picture of your drop, and, if you're like me, hide behind a bush/tree/lamppost/dog until your lucky drop recipient comes along. They usually give this shady scan of the area before cautiously picking up the book and glancing at the back cover. Then they either slyly slip it under their arm or bolt. (Seriously. I saw no in between.) It's pretty entertaining, but also kind of a sad reflection on our culture. Hmm...serious thoughts... 

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  1. That's an awesome idea. Though I didn't do it.

    I just went to Kelley Armstrong's book signing. She is SO nice. She talked to everyone in the book signing line.

  2. Natalie- I didn't go to the Kelley Armstrong signing cuz I haven't read any of her books and I have this thing about not going to signings if I haven't read the book. Good to hear she was friendly.