February 10, 2011

Toon Thursday: Writer's Trading Cards

Today marks the start of a new Toon Thursday series...it may seem a bit similar to Common Species of the Literary World, but...it's just, um, NOT, okay?! Okay. Here you go:


Can you believe Valentine's Day is almost here? Mr. Aquafortis and I will be celebrating ours rather belatedly, a few days later, with dinner and a concert--but what about the young readers and children's lit enthusiasts in your life? What to do? Well, to us Cybils folk, the answer seems obvious--the Cybil Award winners will be announced on Feburary 14th, so it's a doubly exciting day. And Cybils Literacy Evangelist (and blog bud) Jen Robinson came up with a fabulous idea--instead of giving corporate mass-produced stuff, why not give a book? It lasts longer. :)

You can check out the short lists for ideas--and feel free to click through to Amazon from the Cybils page in order to buy, since each purchase via a Cybils affiliate link kicks a teeny bit of dough back toward purchasing prizes for the winning authors and illustrators. Everybody wins.

7 comments:

tanita davis said...

I think Jennifer needs this for her collection...

David T. Macknet said...

This doesn't just apply to writers of fiction ... but to writers of PhD theses as well!

Jen Robinson said...

So glad to see a new Toon Thursday series! I'll bet a lot of people can identify with this one.

Thanks for the link re: Valentine's Day gift ideas. Books are MUCH better than corporate mass-produced stuff, I think. Hope you and Mr. Aquafortis have a nice celebration, however belated.

aquafortis said...

Thanks, guys. :)

This is just one of those busy years--celebrating V-day a little late, but we'll have to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary a month early because of other people's weddings (3 of them, I think!) taking place around the same time.

Farida Dowler said...
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Saints and Spinners said...

But aren't books mass-produced and corporate? :) They are definitely my present of choice. I'm also eyeing that massive box of fabric remnants under my bed and thinking, "Surely there's a way to turn these into pretty/useful gifts."

I'm glad to see a new Toon Thursday series. The Inner Critic needs a natural predator.

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

I will indeed "collect 'em all!"