I have been really excited about the great response this idea has generated so far........and it's only been online for 4 days! That got me thinking about how more people could become involved since many of you have indicated that you'd like to join the project. So...........I've decided to put forth a challenge. Could we (collectively) gift 2,010 books into the world in 2010?? I think we can!! I hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew by launching this challenge since that means I will be coordinating it. Here is how I think it can be accomplished and I'd love your feedback.
First, I completely acknowledge that any and all readers of this blog can decide to go forth and drop off book packs on their own. AND...........I completely support this. I think it's wonderful. And if you choose to do that and not have any direct involvement over here, that's great!!
Second, if you would like to be involved in a total book drop count through this blog, please email me at the link on the sidebar. Let me know how many book drops you've done and I'll keep a running tally. They don't have to be titles that I've highlighted on the blog. If I have highlighted it on the blog, I'll keep track of the total number of books donated by title by putting that number in parentheses next to the book title. Make sense?
Third, if you are participating in the challenge via this blog I would really appreciate having you download and print the labels I've designed and attach those to your book packs. That way people who discover the packs can view the site and see that they are part of a bigger project. Of course you may also include any other information in your book pack that you choose to add. On the sidebar I've added a place where you can download the labels via my Typepad blog since I haven't figured out an easy way to do that through Blogger.
Finally...........thanks so much for your support and interest. It will be fun to see where this leads!