A few weeks ago I told of a plan to drop middle grade books around my community (Original Post Here). I inserted a postcard explaining why the book was left behind. I asked the lucky new owner of the book to mail the postage paid card so I would know the book was in good hands. I dropped two off that week, two more last week, and another two this week. I made the drops around 7:30 in the morning in places where families and kids would show up as the day progressed.
I’m happy to report I’ve received four postcard confirmations so far. Each new reader responded with a short message:
“Thanks for the awesome book. My sister is jellus, Austin.” (Note: I kept his spelling as is.)
“I’m a Grandma but my grandchildren are visiting next week and are all in the 8-12 age range. Thanks so much.”
“My daughter found the book and brightened our day. She even started reading it at the pool.”
“Wow, that was cool and unexpected. Hugs, Rachel.”
It’s time to scout some new locations. I plan to continue this for another 4-5 weeks until the start of school pulls everyone’s attention away.
Don’t worry if you feel left out. I’ll be dropping some books and more on a few of my blog readers in a contest next month. No postcards involved in this one.
Have a super weekend.