It's That Time of Year - Let's READ!

Thursday, June 20, 2013
It's that time of year! Time for the Third 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! 
 
Each year, Hot Chicks Dig Smart Men sponsors a summer reading program in honor of my beloved Auntie Debby, whom we lost much too young. Auntie loved to read, and I love her, so this is my way of preserving some small part of her memory.


AND I love reading. I read on my Kindle, on my iPad, 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 my amazing local library accrued $226.00 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 21th (the summer solstice! Yay!) to September 3th (the first working day after Labor Day. Boo.). That's TOMORROW for those of you playing along at home. TOMORROW!
  2. When you read a new book, post a comment at the Reading Program Page, also linked at the top of the blog, with the title and author of the book. One comment, one book. PLEASE do not post your books here. If you do, they won't be counted.
  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.

**If you have a summer reading program you'd like me to promote, just send me a note. Let's read!

6 comments:

Jenn Zuko Boughn said...

Joyland, by Stephen King.

Janiece said...

As a reminder, PLEASE do not leave your book entries here, as they will NOT be counted. Please leave them on the Reading Program page, linked in this entry and also at the top of the blog once the program begins tomorrow.

Jenn Zuko Boughn said...

Do plays count? I just read Escanaba in da Moonlight by Jeff... Er. Daniels? Yeah, Daniels.

Jenn Zuko Boughn said...

Oh, oops. Sorry.

Carol Elaine said...

Silly question: I'm listening to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" radio play during my workouts. Does that count?

I will, of course, log it on the appropriate entry if it does.

Janiece said...

Yes, plays count.

Yes, radio play counts.