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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Volunteers needed!

October 22, 2010 at 1:09 am (Volunteers) (, , , )

Hello Steel City Wrimos!  I’m Kelly, and National Novel Writing Month needs your help!

For the first time, NaNoWriMo is holding a great book drive to help raise funds for NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program–which helps out kids in 30 schools across our beautiful state of Pennsylvania.  The goal is for each region to raise 3,000 books, which will then by sold by Better World Books, and the proceeds donated to National Novel Writing Month.

But we can do better.  We can do 5,000.

But I, your Great NaNoWriMo Book Drive coordinator, cannot do it alone.  I need you, the awesomely awesome Wrimos of our fair City of Steel, to help out. (To clarify, the book drive is great, I’m not.^^)

Here’s what I need:

  • People to manage drop off locations.
  • People to hand fliers in their offices, schools, and favorite businesses.
  • People to email their friends, family, and coworkers to request book donations.
  • People to collect books at write ins and other Nano events (I can’t be at all of them!).
  • PEOPLE TO DONATE BOOKS!

I will be adding fliers, email templates and other goodies to help you help NaNoWriMo over the next few days.  If you’d like to help out in a way I haven’t listed here, let me know!  Please leave me a comment if you’d like to help, email me at narrativeintheblog@gmail.com (this is my public email for my blog), or shoot me a Nano Mail (here’s my profile).

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