Hot Chicks and Smart Men Read!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
It's that time of year, y'all - time for the Second Annual Hot Chicks and Smart Men Dig Reading Summer Reading Program in Honor of Debby Faught, brought to you by Hot Chicks Dig Smart Men!

Returning participants probably noticed the change in the name of the program. If you'll recall, one of last year's winners was my beloved Aunt Debby, who read The Confession by John Grishom. And you might also recall that earlier this year, Debby passed away suddenly, leaving a hole in our family and our hearts. So from now on, this program will be named in her honor. She loved books, and I love her.


AND I love reading. I read on my Kindle, on my tablet, on the Internet. I listen to Audiobooks whenever it's not practical to read words in a row. I'd read while I was sleeping if I could stay conscious. So once again, I'm sponsoring this reading program to benefit the 
Douglas County Library through the Douglas County Library Foundation,* in my beloved Auntie's name. Last year libraries across the land accrued $660.00 due to our efforts, and this year I'm hoping for even better results. 


Here's da rules:

  1. The contest will run from June 20th (the summer solstice! Yay!) to September 4th (the first working day after Labor Day. Boo.). I'll open the comments tomorrow on the contest page, and close them on September 5th.
  2. When you read a new book, post a comment on the "Hot Chicks and Smart Men Dig Reading" page with the title and author of the book. There's also a handy link at the top of the home page. One comment, one book. PLEASE do not post general comments on the reading page. If you do, I'm going to delete them, because it hoses up my book count and I'm too lazy to create a database for the purposes of this contest. Sorry folks - that's how I roll.
  3. Audiobooks count. eBooks count. ANY book counts, including books read to youngsters, although I'd ask that you use good judgement. If you read Green Eggs and Ham to your nephew for the THOUSANDTH TIME, you probably shouldn't enter it to win.
  4. For each book that is read and registered in the comments by me and my readers, I will donate $1 to the Douglas County Library Foundation, up to $250.00
  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 250 (the ceiling on the donation), the subsequent comments will still be considered for the gift certificate. 
READ! READ! READ!


And don't be stingy with your reading, folks. There are lots of summer reading programs** out there:

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*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.

5 comments:

Anne C. said...

Are we allowed to say "yay" here?

If yes...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

Janiece said...

Of COURSE you are. :-) Extra points for Kermit-style.

Megan Broutian said...

I don't know where to comment so I'll do it here, please delete if in the wrong place: thanks for the shoutout and the inspiration Janiece.

May we both raise a lotta money :)

Warner said...

Does it have to be a new book, or can it be something I'm rereading ?

Janiece said...

Rereads are fine.