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Rock the Drop: 4/12/12

Guys, this is happening again and it's THE MOST FUN DAY EVER. Seriously.

Once again, readergirlz and Figment are going to ROCK THE DROP in honor of Support Teen Lit Day, 4/12/12. Here’s how you can get involved:

Snag the above banner, created by the uber-talented David Ostow and add it to your blog and social networks, linking back to this post to share the love. Proclaim that you will ROCK THE DROP!
Print a copy of the bookplate, right, and insert it into (or affix it to the front of) a book (or 20!) to drop on April 12th. Leave the book(s) in a public spot (park bench, bus seat, cafeteria table). Lucky finders will see that the book is part of ROCK THE DROP!
*Plan to snap a photo of your dropped book and post it at the readergirlz facebook page. Then tweet the drop at #rockthedrop with all the other lovers of YA books.
I bet we can get #rockthedrop trending. What will you drop?

Win-It Wednesday: E. Lockhart's Ruby Oliver series

The winning author photo is... Formal-ish! Thanks to the 250 people who voted. Total landslide: Screen shot 2011-04-13 at 2.54.19 PM.png Melissa Walker headshot.jpg (The secret is that it's actually a photo from my wedding day, but you can't REALLY tell that... right? And I loved how AmandaSue said, "it just seems more you," which is what I'm going for overall.)

Anyway, the winner of Gayle Forman's Where She Went--chosen randomly from the comments--is... Julia, That Hapa Chick! And I realize I forgot to announce a winner for the week before last's giveaway for Ruta Sepetys's Between Shades of Gray... oops! That winner is Ariel! Send me your addresses, J and A.

Ruby-Oliver-series.jpg This week, I'm throwing Win-It Wednesday over to Readergirlz, where Figment and Readergirlz are encouraging everyone to Rock the Drop tomorrow (Thurs, 4/14) to support YALSA's Teen Lit Day! That means leaving a YA title or two out in a public place for someone else to find (you can get a bookplate to explain the donation here). If you do that, and then email a photo of your dropped book or share the story with readergirlz AT, you're entered to win the full set of E. Lockhart's Ruby Oliver books, which make me so happy. They are seriously GREAT.

So pick a book to give away (you know your shelves are crowded anyway!) and let readergirlz know when you Rock the Drop!

Rock the Drop with Readergirlz and Figment

Ruby-Oliver-series.jpgI love this coming Thursday, when I'm going to sprinkle NYC with YA novels to celebrate YALSA's Support Teen Lit Day! Brooklyn, the West Village, midtown, and the subway in between. YES! Join me in your own town? Here's more info from Readergirlz (including how you can win a set of E. Lockhart's Ruby Oliver books, shown above).

Oh, and a video by Crissa Chappell and her niece Corie, who are both geniuses:

I Rock The Drop from crissachappell on Vimeo.

Happy Tuesday!