May 06, 2011

Support Mental Health: Grab a Book!

It's been ten fab years since book peeps started this fun celebration of all things comic. Enjoy free comics from some of your fave comic book sources, including Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC -- and comic books like Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Green Lantern, The Tick, and others. This giveaway is sponsored in part by the San Diego Comic Con (woot!)

Enter your zip code and find out the comic shop giveaway nearest you.

PSST! How's that mental health? Need to get your hands on a few more books?
Come on, you know you do.
This is the perfect excuse to tell everyone to leave you alone, 'cause you're READING!

That's right! It's almost time for The Sixth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge!

You know the usual weekend drill: Read and blog for any 48-hour period within the Friday-to-Monday-morning window. Start no sooner than 7:00 a.m. on Friday the third and end no later than 7:00 a.m. Monday the sixth. The top three winners will be based only on time commitment, not number of books.

From site organizer Motherreader:

Two years ago we began to connect the 48HBC to charitable causes, and folks were able to connect their personal readathon to a Greater Good of their choice. While you may continue to select your own charity, I’ll suggest supporting book and literacy projects through Donors Choose, a great resource that connects teachers in need of supplies to donors with funds to give. As an incentive to sign out on the official finish line post, I plan to donate $1 per finishing 48HBC participant to this DC school.

Read all the rules and more from the 48 Hour Book Challenge FAQ Page here.

Are you feeling better?

I know I am, every time I read the long list of readers giving to other readers at Guys Lit Wire. The GLW Book Fair Giveaway, which is in support this year of Ballou High School is moving along at a good clip. Check out the wishlist. There are still needs for things like basic reference books - yes, this is a high school lacking basic reference books - and fun things like classic science fiction. Bring on the Asimov!

Guardian Children's Books features an excellent podcast from Patrick Ness, author of the award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, wherein he reads from his newest novel, and talks to his kid readers. I love what the Guardian is doing these days with their for kids, by kids book content.

If you'd like to listen to more book talk and stories, The Hazardous Players has another episode up. And , don't forget that's ReachOut Reads is having live chat with authors all this month, too. Check 'em out.

Grab a book, and pass one on. Support happy minds!


Sarah Stevenson said...

I so want to listen to that Patrick Ness podcast!! Awesome. Will have to find a few minutes sometime this weekend.

tanita✿davis said...

I'm really loving the GCB posts - I'm finding out a lot more about British authors than I ever knew, and can maybe attend the August bookfaire - if we're still here - with some kind of knowledge up my sleeve.