I've got to work on my creativity because I feel so dumb next to other bloggers who can whip up cute and unique lists, challenges, graphics, and the like. *sighs* Oh, well. There's something I'm good at, and that something is giving away stuff. As of today, my blog is one year and one week old, and I'm not done celebrating yet which means you're not done either, dangit.
For this, my second giveaway for my blogoversary, I want to do something different. About a month ago, Lauren Destefano shared a photo on Facebook of her cat in a Santa hat and mentioned that she wanted to do a massive holiday book drive for anyone in need of books, be they servicemembers overseas or anyone who spends a lot of time in a hospital. She said she would be sending out many of her own books, but she was willing to take donations from others as well. Tonight is (well, last night, when I wrote this) my church's Christmas party, and we're holding a service and date auction (everyone in my congregation is in our 20s or early 30s and we're all single). The money from our auction is going to go to providing gifts to women and children at a local shelter.
I'd like to do something similar here so this will be my blogoversary giveaway giveaway! Confused? Let me explain. As a bookish person, I have many extra books lying around my house as well as my parents. I've always been like this, but my books have exploded since I became a blogger. I have an excess now, and while I try to temper my growing book collection by hosting giveaways, I've still got a lot to go around. I have a feeling that most of you readers do as well. Therefore, I would like to challenge all of you to find a person or a local organization (hospital, shelter, library, school, service organization, etc) to donate some books to. This giveaway will still have regular entry methods, but you'll notice the most points are for donation. If you donate even one book to just one person, you'll get the 10 entries to this giveaway. I don't need to know the details of your charity though so don't feel like you have to share personal details or anything. I don't want to be a Nosy Rosy about it. If you consider it a donation, I'm happy with it. I'm going on the honor system here so please be honest. Also it will be just the one-time donation entry, not a donate once a day kind of thing.
This giveaway is open until 12 AM CST December 24. The prize is a mystery box of ten YA books that will be a mix of ARCs and both signed and & finished copies. Due to the price of shipping, unfortunately this giveaway will be US ONLY, but I strongly encourage my international readers to consider giving the gift of reading as well. My first Blogoversary giveaway IS open internationally, and I plan to have several others as well. Best of luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway