2,500 books for 25,000 words

November 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm (Book Collection) (, , )

November 15, the halfway point of our favorite month, is quickly approaching.  In fact, it’s only 3 days away!

By the 15th, we should all have 25,000 words written.  (I’ve got a looong way to go to catch up.)

In celebration of NaNoWriMo’s halfway point, let’s get our book drive to its halfway point.  That means we need to collect 2,500 books by Nov. 15.  Do you think we can do it?  I do!!!!  (Remember, no other city’s football team has won six Super Bowls…)

I am still working my way through the boxes and boxes and boxes of books in my living room and car, but I estimate we’ve got at least 1,000 so far.  That means we only need 1,500 more to hit this goal.  We can totally do it, and this is how:

  • Clean out your bookshelves.  You know those books you got for Christmas and your birthday that were kinda okay but that you’ll never read again? Donate those.
  • Get books from your friends, family and coworkers.
  • Contact every single person you know.  Use the email template on the Fliers and Templates page to email every single person you know.  Post on Facebook and Twitter and ask for books.
  • Ask your nearest book seller to donate any overstock books or other books that she can’t sell.

Gather all of these up by Monday (the 15th) and bring them to Kiva Han on S. Craig St. in Oakland (right across the street from the Carnegie Art Museum).  You’ll be rewarded for all your hard work with:

  • 1+ books donated: a cookie!
  • 3+ books donated: a cookie and a comic book!
  • 25+ books donated: a cookie and two comic books and a custom “2,500 for 25,000” web badge (you pick the size)

Just to be clear, I’m not talking graphic novel length comics.  These are the 32-page superhero kind.  I’ve got lots of Marvel and some D.C. books that feature some of your favorite superheros!  You can do what you want with these.  You can read them, save them in plastic sleeves, or do something more creative!  And who knows, I might have a special prize for the top donor!  Maybe, maybe!

What are you waiting for? Get book driving!!!

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