1st Annual Hot Chicks and Smart Men Dig Reading Summer Reading Program!

Monday, June 20, 2011
It's the First Annual Hot Chicks and Smart Men Dig Reading Summer Reading Program, brought you by Hot Chicks Dig Smart Men!

I love to read. Love, love, love. And I love my local library, who runs a summer reading program for all ages. Love, love, love.


So I'm combining these two loves and initiating the First Annual Hot Chicks and Smart Men Dig Reading Summer Reading Program* with all proceeds going to the Douglas County Library through the Douglas County Library Foundation.**

Here's da rules:


  1. The contest will run from June 21st (the summer solstice! Yay!) to September 6th (the first working day after Labor Day. Boo!).
  2. When you read a new book, post a comment on the page set up specifically for that purpose with the title and author of the book. One comment, one book.
  3. For each book that is read and registered in the comments, I will donate $1 to the Douglas County Library Foundation, up to $100.00
  4. For each book that I read during this time, I will donate $5 to the Douglas County Library Foundation, with no limit on the donation. 
  5. When the contest ends, I will use a random number generator to find THE WINNERS. THE WINNERS will each get $25.00 gift certificates to Amazon, so that you might buy more books. Each unique comment (one comment, one book) will be an entry for the gift certificate, so the more you read, the better chance you have to win.
  6. If the number of comments exceeds 100 (the ceiling on the donation), the subsequent comments will still be considered for the gift certificate. 
There's a new page set up for the entries, with a link at the top under Hot Chicks and Smart Men Read! Entries for the contest will go there, not here.

I've created a public page over on Facebook, as well, for those of you who prefer that medium.

Let's Read!

UPDATE: New reader filelalaine has decided to jump on the bandwagon, as well! So not only will your books benefit my own awesome, awesome library, but also the Studio City Library in California! Libraries FTW!

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*I totally gakked this idea from author Todd Wheeler, whose Virtual Summer Reading Program is in its fifth year. He graciously gave me permission to be a big copy cat and shamelessly steal his idea, thus relieving me of the burden of thinking up original content. Feel free to participate in both programs - it's all for a good cause.

**Disclaimer: The Douglas County Library and the Douglas County Library Foundation have no idea who I am and I'm not affiliated with either organization. Ask any employee over there if they've heard of me and my website, and I'm quite sure the answer would be "Who?" and "We don't allow those kinds of websites here," respectively.

13 comments:

David said...

Doing good by doing what I do anyway, AND a chance for prizes? Where do I sign up?

Oh, right. Here. Gotcha.

WendyB_09 said...

We don't allow those kinds of websites here...

If we did, people might be inclined to think for themselves, and we just can't have that sort of thing going on in a public library.

Shhhh!

Janiece said...

Actually, Wendy, my library RAWKS HARD when it comes to issues of free speech, especially for such a red county. Mr. LaRue, the Director of Douglas County Libraries, has a proven record in this area, and it's one of the reasons I love my library so very, very much.

My snotty comment was more directed at the title of my blog rather than a editorial about library policy. I get a lot of drive-by traffic looking for The Pr0n, and it's possible this space would be locked out with sufficiently strict nannyware. And while I advocate free speech WHOLE HEARTEDLY and FOREVER, I do think the library has the right to limit access to pornographic web sites on computers located in common areas.

Anne C. said...

Super cool idea. I shall participate! Quick question: clearly this includes the old-fashioned way of reading. Does it include listened to audiobooks?
On one hand, it is the consumption of words via the brain. On the other, it's too easy to miss nuances. I sometimes listen to a book twice to be sure I actually got it all.
Your call.

Janiece said...

Anne, I consider the books I listen to as having been "read," so YES. They count. By imperial fiat.

Jeri said...

Excellent idea! I shall participate! Now! As I just read a book this weekend. :)

Carol Elaine said...

I suppose I should finish reading Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters - which I've been reading for several months, despite its scarcity of pages.

(In my defense, I was also reading Let the Right One In, which is significantly longer.)

Janiece said...

Carol Elaine, I might draw the line at Dr. Seuss, but I think I'll apply the rules pretty liberally.

Random Michelle K said...

WHAT?! No Dr Seuss? What if it is read aloud to a toddler?!

Random Michelle K said...

Because, since reading aloud is reading for TWO, I think it should TOTALLY count!

filelalaine said...

Hey Janiece, I love your idea and I wanna pilfer it from you, but I'm too lazy/new at this to be able to pull it off. So how about I do for my community what you are doing for yours? For every $ you donate to yours I will match to the Studio City Library here in Calif. I donate books I've read to them all the time but I think they would like the ca$h too. May I?

Janiece said...

Filelalaine, of COURSE you can! Libraries FTW!

filelalaine said...

Perfect, I'll just have to figure out how to link to this post from my blog and a way to put the tally on there. Thanks!