105 Ways to Give a Book

Blame, Booklights, Countdown, and Operation TBD

For two weeks I’ve been trying to keep my blog work to a minimum, with the idea being that I would focus on the other areas of my life that need some TLC. So far, while I’ve been a relative success at staying offline, I’ve been pretty bad at tackling the house and catch-up chores that I needed to address. I blame my bad back. Mostly because it’s easy to blame back problems. I could also blame the heat. Seriously, I love summer — but not in early April. We’ve been breaking records around here for both heat and pollen. So, I guess I could blame my allergies too.

But in any case, I’ve popped online today to post my favorite poetry collections over at Booklights, with the plan to post some favorite single-author titles in the next weeks. If you have a great collection book to share, head over and add it to the comments.

Trying to stay offline is not being helped by the continued countdown of the Top Children’s Novels by Fuse#8. Today we are at number three and it’s the first Harry Potter book, so what’s left for the next two spots? Charlotte’s Web, for sure, but what else? And since it is Thursday, does that mean we’re going to have to wait all weekend to find out? Curses! Hold it. Has Diary of a Wimpy Kid been mentioned yet? Or The Lightning Thief? Did one of them beat the first Harry Potter? (Which is possible if you think that people may have picked a different Harry Potter to put on their list.) You see, there goes my day as I figure out which book it could be instead of simply waiting until tomorrow to find out. I say again, curses!

In other news, I’ll let a post title sum it up: Making a Difference, One Book at a Time — the Guys Lit Wire & Operation Teen Book Drop Event for Navajo & Apache Teens. And since to explain would require me to keep coding the links, I’m going to let Colleen Mondor from Chasing Ray do that, along with the explanation of Operation TBD by readergirlz. But I will say that here’s an opportunity to change a life by giving a book. Or to participate in a random act of kindness by dropping a book. Cool stuff.

And now for me, on to laundry, general cleaning, and finding my living room floor.

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teacherninja said...

My money is on Charlotte's Web and A Wrinkle in Time.

Janet said...

Hey! That's what my comment was going to be.

I think Charlotte's Web will be #1.

Melissa said...

Lightning Thief has been counted. I'm not 100% about Diary of a Wimpy Kid, though I think it has been too. Charlotte's Web, for sure. Very probably Wrinkle in Time, though I'm not so sure about that.

Sherry said...

A Wrinkle in TIme has not yet appeared.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Kinney Live on ‘The American Entrepreneur’ radio at http://www.TAEradio.com today (April 8th) from 3-6pm EST

Tune into Ron Morris’ The American Entrepreneur’ Radio Program Today (April 8th) from 3-6PM to hear Jeff Kinney, the man behind the wildly successful “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” books and motion picture. We’ll ask Jeff about the behind-the-scenes experience of creating such a popular entity, and what the future holds for his inner wimpy kid.

CindyD said...

Just wanted to let you know you're not alone in not getting to house cleaning. Our company left Sunday and I still haven't changed the sheets or mopped the kitchen floor.