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Have YOU Rocked the Drop?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 15, 2009

Operation Teen Book Drop

Don’t forget that we are Rockin’ the Drop with the Readergirlz , YALSA, and GuysLitWire by bringing in our gently used children’s and teen books to donate to the Family Violence Center. Tomorrow, April 16, is Teen Literature Day, but we are extending the donation day through Friday, April 17. We even got books yesterday donated by readergirlz diva Melissa Walker! Please clean out your closets and bookshelves TODAY and bring in your books tomorrow or Friday. We have candy (!) and we are giving away two Barnes and Noble gift cards. One to the person who donates the most books and one to a person whose name is drawn randomly from all donors. If you have donated books already and I did not take your picture, please come back in and remind me to snap a pic to send to readergirlz. Oh, and by the way, as of this minute we have 407 books donated so far! No, wait. Falyn just came in with three boxes FULL of books, about 200 more books!!!!!! Hooray! But bring in more books, please, the Family Violence Center is counting on us!

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Exciting Update On Our Service Project!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on March 6, 2009

lovestruck-summer

So here’s the update on our book drive. We have offers of help from several of our Bibliophile members and from my other book club which is composed primarily of librarians. One of my librarian friends is a volunteer at the Cartersville library, and they are having a used book sale tomorrow. She is going to bring us some donations from their sale! Also exciting: one of our readers is author Melissa Walker, author of the Violet series: Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private. Her new book, Lovestruck Summer, will be coming out on May 5, just in time for summer beach reading! After Melissa’s generous offer, I challenged my other facebook author friends, so maybe when I get home tonight we will have more offers! Meghan F., who inspired our project, is going to the Women’s Crisis Center to volunteer tomorrow, so we will have more details of exactly what they need. In the meantime, Meghan says they can also use children’s books. Any books which would appeal to women–aka “chick lit”–would be great. It also looks like we’re going to need some members to volunteer to get books packaged up and delivered to the center. And I know some of you can still use some hours for National Honor Society! Thanks, everyone, for your generous offers!

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Welcome to New readergirlz Diva Melissa Walker

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 31, 2008

Our friends at readergirlz have a brand new diva. Author Melissa Walker, whose book Violet in Private was featured on readergirlz in August, just joined the website as its latest author diva. Other books in her Violet series include Violet on the Runway and Violet by Design. The series follows Violet through the ups and downs of the fashion world. If you can wait until May, you can read her next book, Lovestruck Summer. Sounds like a perfect beach read! Melissa is from New Zealand, where she attended an elite finishing school for girls. She earned a BA in English from Vassar and now lives in Brooklyn. She is a former ELLEgirl Features Editor and Seventeen Prom Editor. Watch for the Violet books in The Unquiet Library. Not only do the readergirlz have a great website, but now they have a brand new blog. Be sure to check it out at http://readergirlz.blogspot.com/. You can also catch them on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Check out the readergirlz website for details.

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Runwayz Full of Readergirz!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on July 30, 2008

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz are on the runway this August with author Melissa Walker’s Violet series. Walker’s books Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private examine the topics of fashion, fame, and finding your authentic self. On August 28 at 9 P. M. EDT, you can chat live with Melissa on the readergirlz chat at their myspace group forum.

Also in August, celebrate the release of Stephenie Meyer’s latest addition to her Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. Be one of the first twenty posters on the readergirlz designated thread celebrating the August 2 release of Breaking Dawn and win their brand new readergirlz designer button and Edward button! See the Edward button below! Check out the their zazzle store for an early peek at their awesome merchandise!

Edward

Edward

Finally, we want to wish readergirlz diva Justina Chen Headley a great year in China. She will be away from the readergirlz in body, but not in spirit! You can still catch her reports from her trip via her blog. Can’t wait to hear about the Olympics! Along with the readergirlz, we wish her blessing, prosperity, happiness, and love, or, as they say in China, “Fu, Lu, Xi, Ai.”

Readergirlz Divas

Readergirlz Divas

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