It was a busy first half of the year. Publishers, authors, and a few books I bought made my TO BE READ pile grow to record heights. I read every book and then routed them to the intended middle grade audience.
This includes a nearby school, a public library (who used my donation for their summer reading program), and the occasional giveaway here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE (More giveaways coming up in August). But I still had dozens of books left over. What to do? A book without a reader is one of my pet peeves.
The solution was a neighborhood middle grade book giveaway. It took three hours but every book found a new owner. I couldn’t be happier. My bookshelves are empty!