All right, guys, today's February 1. We have three holidays this month. Chinese New Year is in two days. That one's a lot of fun. President's Day also falls this month and that's good for two reasons: 1. Because George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were two of the most incredible guys who ever lived and 2. some guys get out of school that day!
Then there's that other holiday.
You know the one I mean.
The one the grownups obviously thought of--the one about romance and looovvveee and all that stuff. Yep, I mean Valentine's Day.
Well, that got me to thinking--if Valentine's Day is all about looovvveee and this blog is all about books and guys, then why don't we try to find out what books guys LOVE? I mean, there are a lot of good books out there, but which ones do you really LOVE to read? And even reread? For example, I like a lot of books, but I LOVE The Lightning Thief, The Alvin Ho books, and Treasure Island.
The best way to find out, of course, is to run a contest! So, starting today, we'll have the Books Guys LOVE Contest. The rules are simple: write reviews of books you LOVE and send them in. (write your review in the "comments" section under any post in this blog. If you need further instructions, they're on the "How This Blog Works" section on the left-hand side of the page) I will post your reviews and keep a tally of how many each guy sends. The three guys who send in the most reviews will get to pick prizes out of our ultra-cool prize box. The first place winner will pick three items, the second place guy can pick two, and the third place guy can get one. (We have lots of great stuff in there--books, t-shirts, a poster, door hangers, reading journals, etc. You see a picture of some of what we have) Writing reviews is easy--make sure you include the title of the book, the author, a little bit on what the book's about, and why you LOVED it. It doesn't have to be fancy, just sincere. And you don't have to write about chapter books--you can also tell us about graphic novels, biographies, or nonfiction books you LOVE.
The contest runs from February 1 through February 14. I'll announce the winners on February 15. The winners can come to the Myers Park library to claim their prizes. (If you live out of town or too far away in Mecklenburg county to come here, just let me know and I'll find a way to get them to you) Oh, did I say that anyone who writes a review for the first time gets a free book? Good encouragement if you're new to us!
So what are you waiting for??? Let us hear about the books you LOVE!!