I had so much fun Rocking the Drop last year, I’ll most definitely be participating again this year. In fact, I’ve already printed my book plates and selected the novels I plan to drop (I’ll share more about my choices in the few days). This week my mom is visiting from Phoenix and I plan to enlist her help in my covert book dropping plans. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled!

Here are the details about this year’s Rock the Drop from the ReaderGirlz site:

Rock the Drop 2013

ReaderGirlz are happy to announce Operation Teen Book Drop 2013! On April 18th, ReaderGirlz will be teaming with FigmentI Heart DailySoho Teen, and 826NYC to celebrate YA lit in honor of Support Teen Lit Day on Thursday, April 18th. We can’t wait! 

This year, in addition to rocking out and dropping our favorite YA titles in public spaces for lucky readers to discover, we’re directing supporters of teen fiction everywhere to consider a book donation to 826NYC to help grow their library.

Here’s how you can get involved:

* Follow @readergirlz on Twitter and tweet #rockthedrop
Print a copy of the bookplate and insert it into a book (or 10!) On April 18th, drop a book in a public spot (park bench, bus seat, restaurant counter?) Lucky finders will see that the book is part of ROCK THE DROP! 
Post the banner at your blog and social networks. Proclaim that you will ROCK THE DROP! 
Snap a photo of your drop and post it at the ReaderGirlz Facebook page. Then tweet the drop at #rockthedrop with all the other lovers of YA books.

Tell me… Will you Rock the Drop in 2013?


12 thoughts on “#RockTheDrop

  1. Erin L. Schneider says:

    This was so much fun last year! Can’t wait for Thursday, although I need to figure out what books I’ll be dropping. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing this year, Katy!

    • katyupperman says:

      I can’t wait to see what you’re dropping, Erin. I had so much fun with this event last year, and I just love the idea of sharing fabulous books with teens. Looking forward to reading your post about The Drop. 🙂

  2. Jaime Morrow says:

    I can’t wait to take part again! And I’m probably enlisting my hubby this time around, so that should be tons of fun. 🙂 I was going to drop CINDER, THE RAVEN BOYS, and THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER, but I’m going to swap out the latter for GRAVE MERCY instead. I feel like TMD needs to come with a bit of a warning re: the vivisection scenes, if you know what I mean. I’ll probably do a giveaway on my blog instead where I can actually post a bit of a disclaimer.

    So looking forward to Rocking the Drop! 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      Great choices, Jaime, and yes, I totally get what you’re saying about TMD. I hope you’ll take photos of your book dropping escapades to share… Other than the act of sharing great literature with teens, all the covert book dropping photos people share are my favorite part of this event. 🙂

  3. Alison Miller says:

    I need to figure out which books to drop too! And where I shall put them. We’ll be in school so the cafeteria and library seem the most likely choices, but last year I dropped DIVERGENT on a shark’s tooth. Kind of hard to top that!

    Have fun with the drop!

  4. Mrs. Silverstein says:

    This sounds very cool–I’ll be doing something similar next week, as a World Book Night giver! I get to give away 20 copies of Looking For Alaska; I’ll be working with my school’s librarian and a Nerdfighter student of mine. It should be a lot of fun!

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