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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Filipino Friday: The Pinoy Book Drop

Thursday in the U.S. but Friday in the Philippines
(Go HERE to join the fun!)

This week we were asked to do a book drop, The Pinoy Book Drop.  I had so much fun doing this!  I certainly will do this again!!

Find the complete instructions HERE but here's my condense version:
1. Pick a book (or two, or three, or yes, four!) that you wish to give away.
2. Paste or stick a bookplate.
3. Take a photo, noting the date, time, and place where you left each one.
4. Tweet or Facebook your book drop using hastags #pbdrop and #filreadercon and tag Filipino ReaderCon @FilReaderCon.

I dropped off three books this morning.  Hope the new owners enjoy the treat. :)

Book #1, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Dropped at a nearby windy road that the locals go to walk/jog/run/bike.

Book #2, Vision in White by Nora Roberts.  Dropped at a nearby convalescent home.

Book #3, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  Dropped at a nearby park.

I made my own bookplate that I printed on a blank address label. It read (adjusted font & size to fit):

I'm not really lost. I'm just looking for a
new owner. Will you be mine?

Brought to you by a participant in The Filipino Book
#PinoyReaderCon #filreadercon #pbdrop
Oops! Should have been an "@" not "#" on the PinoyReaderCon. Oh well.

Update, 10/25/13: Yikes, I missed the most current instructions (I went by the initial drop instructions I linked above)!

Here’s the topic question:
"First, kindly detail all the books that you have dropped, and where and when you dropped them.– Next: tell us all about your experience. How did you feel before and after you dropped the books? How did you choose the places where you dropped them? Did you check back and see if the books were still there? Do you have any idea who might have found them?"

My Answer:
I was late in the game for this week’s topic because I don’t check my FB or Twitter often so I missed the instructions. I finally found it on Wednesday night so I brainstormed a plan that night and made it happen the following morning. Before the drops I thought that the project was a great idea but when it came to taking pictures of the drops, well, that was dicey (especially the convalescent drop)! I had to work quickly, timing them when no one was around. Of course, before I knew it someone was coming. I took the pictures, all the time thinking they’re going to think I’ve dropped off a bomb, I’m on a surveillance camera, and SWAT is on its way!! But after the drops I felt excited and happy. I haven’t gotten the chance to check back on the books (maybe later today) so I have no clue who ended up with them.

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  1. I've read two of the three that you've posted (Nora Roberts and Suzanne Collins). I hope that whoever finds them will have a fun time reading them. :)

    1. Yes, I hope they enjoy the read. :)

  2. Those are some really good books. :)

    1. Thanks. I actually haven't read Vision of White (I read book #2 or #3, I forgot which) but I have another copy for me!

  3. I haven't read two of the books you posted....just the one by Suzanne Collins. :-) Speak looks interesting, though. Happy book drop day!


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