We’re almost there!

December 11, 2010 at 11:17 pm (Book Collection) (, , , )

Well, it appears I didn’t quite understand what we could and could not count toward our book total.  That means I was able to add 600+ books to the count that had previously been sitting in my basement.  Adding those to the hundreds of books the Monroeville Wrimos collected, WE’RE ONLY 160 BOOKS AWAY FROM 3,000!!!

Tomorrow, I’ll be picking up books from another wonderful Wrimo and one of my husband’s coworkers.  I imagine those two pick ups will put us over the 3,000 mark!  And that’s before we count probably two more boxes from another of my husband’s coworkers, plus the books that are still at three of the drop off locations.

If you have any last books you’d like to donate, you’ve still got a few more days, so hurry up and get them donated!


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How many books on the table?

December 8, 2010 at 10:18 am (Book Collection, Volunteers) (, , , , )

Guess what? Pop City wrote an article about us! Woohoo!

Guess what else?  How many books are in this picture?

Closest guess gets a cookie!  If you get the number exactly right you get two cookies!

We are trucking right along with the book drive, and I think we’ve got at least 2,000 books so far, though I haven’t had a chance to sort them all and count them.  Even if we don’t make 5,000, we can definitely make 3,000, so keep book driving, Wrimos!

Remember, we’ve got one whole week left, so let’s make it count!

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A tour of book driving central

December 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm (Book Collection) (, , , )

Well, Pittsburgh, Wrimos, we’ve got 2 weeks left in our book driving adventure!  As you can with the count above, we’ve got more than 1,000 books so far!  Now that we don’t have our silly novels to hold us back, we can do even more book driving!!!!

We didn’t quite make our 2,500 for 25,000 goal, but I am STILL working through all the boxes, so I bet we have about 1,500 books total!

You can see that even my dogs are helping me out:

And here are all the boxes and boxes of books that piled up in my living room (my piano was actually buried at one point):

My basement is now quite full of books, but it’s hungry for MAOR!!  So please go to the Template page and use that template email to email all your friends and ask them to clean out their book shelves!  Post on Facebook, Twitter (you can find me @kellylynnthomas), MySpace, whatever you crazy kids are using these days.

If you’ve got quite a few books, send me a tweet or email at narrativeintheblog@gmail.com to arrange a pick up!

P.S. I totally failed Nanowrimo.  Oh well!

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