Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dewey Tree Donations

Today, I am happy to share another image from The Dewey Tree donation project. Michael Kindness from Books on the Nightstand sent me this great shot from his book donation:

Simple. Artsy. Cute, n'est pas? If you've donated books lately, go here and enter to win a handmade tote from me. And many thanks to Michael for his participation in the project!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Recovery

Hello again, friends! I hope you had a wonderful, peaceful holiday full of joy, love...and cut-out cookies. :-P I can't help it. I love cut-out cookies. This year I used a recipe that I received from a cookie exchage and they were amazing! I will happily share the recipe if anyone is interested.

I was in Chicago for the holiday. There was just enough snow to make the city gorgeous and soft, but not enough that it was scary to drive in. It was beautiful.

My boyfriend's family is Italian, so Christmas Eve, we had dinner at an Italian restaurant to celebrate the Feast of the 7 Fishes (
festa dei sette pesci). Not a fish lover, I opted for the risotto of the day. I never would have thought to put into the dish what they did, but it was so yummy! It featured red peppers, grapes and prawns.

The other highlight of the holiday was the rare, signed copy of Chuck Palahniuk's RANT that I received from my boyfriend. The rubber stamp they used for the signing was misspelled, so they only used it for his first signing appearance. Isn't that fun? I'm so happy to have it and so thankful that my boy is so intuitive and thoughtful.

Other than that, I'm just getting back into the swing of things! I have several new projects to lanuch, so be sure to check back often to see what's coming up. Also, if you did any kind of book donating in the past couple months, please go here to share that info and be entered to win a free tote bag made by me!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dewey Tree Donations

Finally I am able to post my own Dewey Tree Donation pic. I wanted to do it last week, but the batteries died in my camera and remembering to buy batteries fell way to the bottom of my 'to do' list.

That's yours truly on the right and that's India McCanse, Exeutive Director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin on the left. It's not a hugely impressive stack of books, but since I either bike or bus it to the literacy center, it's easier for me to bring a few at a time.

The bike/bus mode of transport also accounts for that slightly ratty, rockin side ponytail I have going on there. The hair is just getting too long to fit under hats, and scarves, and is just getting in the way. But no worries! It gets cut today! Yay!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dewey Tree Donations

In continuing with spreading the bookish love, I would like to share another donation photo with you. This one comes from Jen at Jen Robinson's Book Page. She packed, and packed ...and packed and when she was done, there were 5 boxes of donateables. 5! She sent them on to the Mercury News Gift of Reading Program in San Jose.

If you've donated books recently, please head here and enter to win a custom made tote from me!

A big thanks to all of the folks like Jen who recognize the importance and beauty in giving the gift of reading to organizations in need.

Dewey Tree Donations

Happy Monday!!

Pictures of donations being made in Dewey's memory have started coming in! I will post my own pic later this week. Until then, Andi lit shares book love with The Reading Room on BookMooch:

If you have or are donating books for the holidays, please don't forget to place your name and list your donation recipient here. Have a great day!

Just a quick note...

Happy Monday, all! I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their enthusiastic support of The Dewey Tree project. It absolutely warms my heart to be a part of the book blogging community.

I've heard from a number of folks who donated books just prior to the project announcement, or donated and didn't want to take pics and look all stalkery at City Hall, or who may not be comfortable taking and submitting pics. I understand! And I am amending the tote bag giveaway so that it does not require the submission of a pic for entry. I would still love to see and share your images if you have them, though!

Also, Cheryl had the wonderful idea of writing 'In Memory of Dewey' inside the front cover of each donated book.

So if you are participating, I will use this list as the entry list. Just head there, list your name, what you donated and where! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. I'm always happy to hear from you!

Have a great day!

The Dewey Tree entry list

If you have participated in The Dewey Project by donating books, then enter now for the custom tote drawing! Leave a comment below briefly stating what you donated and where (feel free to use links to your organization). This will count as your entry, plus bring awareness to others who may want to give, but need suggestions or inspiration to do so.

If you do have pics of your donation, please send them to me (onlinepublicist [AT] gmail [DOT] com) and I will happily feature it on my blog.

Thank you again for helping to make this a happy reading holiday for someone.