Rockin’ the Drop

April 28th, 2009 • Kate

tbd09rtAs you may have heard, April 16th was Support Teen Literature Day, and the fun and fabulous Readergirlz once again organized Operation Teen Book Drop, or Operation TBD.

Readergirlz and guyz all over the country rocked the drop, leaving YA novels all over the place to teens to pick up.

Which is a great and fabulous cause, of course, but why am I mentioning it NOW? Well, remember back in November, when I gave away a copy of Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle to JenFW for her winning question for that month’s round of “Ask An Editor”? In fact, I also sent Jen a copy of Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss, and was pleased to share a few of my books with a reader.

Well, Jen did me one better, and after reading and enjoying both books, she dropped both Band Geek Love and Let It Snow in Operation TBD! Here’s her recap of the events, and here’s the readergirlz blog featuring Jen’s drops!

Way to go, Jen!

Did anyone else participate in Operation TBD ’09? I didn’t, officially, but I always try to leave some of my recent reads where they might be picked up by someone else whenever I can. Airports and airplanes are great for this! What about you? Do you ever leave books where you finish them, or try to pass them on some other way?

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3 Responses to “Rockin’ the Drop”

  1. Dande Says:

    That sounds so cool! I haven't left any books lying around, but sometime when I see a book I liked in a library or a bookstore, I turn it face out. Just a little nudge 🙂

  2. Kody Mekell Keplinge Says:

    I've never left a book where I finished it, but I always donate my books to the library. We live in a small town with the high school library the only thing open to teenagers, so I donate all of my YA books once I finish them. I actually just donated Faking 19 by Alyson Noel. I like to hope that other girls will pick the book up off the shelf and enjoy it as much as I did.

  3. JenFW Says:

    I think you can claim official participation in the T*B*D event. I dropped what you provided; it was a joint effort!

    Thanks, Kate.