Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Armchair BEA Day 3 – Topic “Networking...In Real Life?!”


Armchair BEA Day 3 – Topic “Networking...In Real Life?!


Today's suggested writing topic...we'd love for you to share a positive "real life" experience with books! Either by way of your own partnerships in your community, a book signing you went to or possibly even a get together with fellow book bloggers. Tell us all about it!”

My most recent “real life” experience with books happened on World Book Night, I posted about it here.

I love the whole idea of World Book Night and was thrilled to be accepted as a Giver. I was even more happy because I got to giveaway copies of The Hunger Games (I love the book and it's also the first book that everyone in my family has read and liked.)

I gave away the books at the community college library where I work. I was proud of myself because this was the first time that I was proactive at my job and actually asked to set up an event. I expanded the giving beyond the 20 copies of The Hunger Games by having people bring in books in good condition that they wanted to giveaway. This way there were plenty of books to go around. Now people are already looking forward to next year. I'm also thinking we might be able to have another giveaway with books people bring in if I promote it more and get more interest going (maybe once a month or bi-monthly). It was a ton of fun and has inspired me to become more involved at my library and to push for more events and interactions with patrons.

18 comments:

  1. That sounds fanatstic. I love spreading the love of someone's favourite books to other people.
    I hope you manage to get the interest and have more giveaways. :)

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    1. Yes, it was a lot of fun. I really do adore the idea of giving away a favorite book to a lot of people.

      Thanks, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that we plan more giveaways soon.

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  2. Hi, Becky!

    Stopping by from Armchair BEA. :)

    I missed the World Book Night but I kept hearing it was fun! I hope there will be one again next year. I'll definitely join!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by. :)

      It was definitely fun I would definitely recommend registering for next year.

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  3. Sounds like a lot of fun, great experience to pick!

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    1. Thanks it was really a fun/great experience. :)

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  4. I promoted World Book Night but wasn't chosen to participate, will try again next year. I'm glad it was a positive experience for you.

    http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

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    1. Thanks, I hope you get chosen next year because it is a great experience.

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  5. Sounds like you did a great job! I should get more info about World Book Night for next year.

    Happy ABEA!

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    1. Thanks, yeah you should definitely check it out next year.

      Happy ABEA to you too. :)

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  6. Its so funny that we both chose to write about WBN AND that we both gave away The Hunger Games! It was such a positive experience, I absolutely loved it!

    Amanda

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    1. Definitely I guess THE HUNGER GAMES just really brings people together. :)

      It was an awesome experience and a great feeling now when people have been coming back to the library and saying how they flew right through the book and our now wanting to request the 2nd and 3rd book. :) :)

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  7. What an awesome idea! I'm jealous that you work in a library! I would love to work in one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Here are my posts so far for Armchair BEA:

    Day 1 | Introduction
    Day 2 | Best of 2012
    Day 2 | Giveaway | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
    Day 3 | Networking

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    1. Thanks, yeah I've always been a fan of books/library and knew that this is what I wanted to study/work for.:)

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  8. OKay, I clearly missed World Book Night. Will have to put it on my bucket list.

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    1. Hi, yeah you should definitely check it out. :)

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  9. That is totally cool. Very generous of you.

    Thanks for participating!

    Here's my networking post

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks

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    1. Thanks, it was fun and a great way to bring people together. :)

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