Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ROCK THE DROP

It's that time of year again! Time to ROCK THE DROP for Teen Lit Day! YAY!If you don't know what I'm talking about (shame on you), you are seriously missing out on some uber fun. If you do know what I'm talking about, you're probably eying your bookshelf right now and figuring out which book(s) to drop this year. You have 2 days to get ready. 2 days!

The fun starts this Thursday, April 12th. Basically, the goal is to share awesome YA books with the world anonymously. Spread the joy! Spread the YA love!
Help a stranger discover a great story!
Here's how it works (straight from the ReaderGirlz blog):

Rock the Drop 2012

Once again, Readergirlz and Figment are going to ROCK THE DROP in honor of Support Teen Lit Day on Thursday, April 12th. We can't wait! Here's how you can get involved:

* Snag the above bookplate, created by the uber-talented David Ostow (who blogs hilarious cartoons here), and add it to your blog and social networks, linking back to this post to share the love. Proclaim that you will ROCK THE DROP!
* Print a copy of the bookplate and insert it into a book (or 10!) that you'll drop on April 12th. Drop a book in a public spot (park bench, bus seat, restaurant counter?) Lucky finders will see that the book is part of ROCK THE DROP!
* Snap a photo of your drop and post it at the readergirlz Facebook page. Then tweet the drop at #rockthedrop with all the other lovers of YA books.

Visit the readergirlz blog for more news and pictures before, during, and after the event!







But that's not all! Here at YA Confidential, we are asking all of our readers to be part of the mission. Help us Rock the Drop and you can win a prize from our Vault.

On Thursday (and/or Friday) stop by our Thursday's Rock the Drop post and leave a comment telling us how you rocked the drop. You can even send us photos (might increase your odds of being chosen as the winner) which we will post in a follow-up post on Saturday. Who knows, we may even pick more than one winner if the mission is completed in numerous impressive ways. (dropping books while wearing sunglasses and a trench coat, pulling up in an Aston Martin like James Bond. Hey, just throwing out ideas!)

Last year, I left a copy of Wicked Lovely in my local Starbucks. Admittedly, I hung around acting all spy-like and watched people pick it up, look at it, and then one person took it to the counter and told a barista someone left a book. A few minutes later, I saw the barista open the book, look at the bookplate inside and tell a co-worker about it. Then the other girl said she was going to keep it and read it, the other said "let me know how it is." SUCCESS!

So, come on, peeps, join the mission this year! Get creative! Operate stealthily! And let us know what you did to help share the love for YA this year.

Who's accepting the mission this year!? :)

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