Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kickoff for 31 books in 31 days


Tomorrow is the start of 31 books in 31 days.

Please remember you do not have to read 31 books, all you have to do is read. 

Prizes range from gift cards to kindle fires to autographed books by New York Times Bestselling authors.

The more you read the more you win.

What is 31 books in 31 days exactly?

Each day for the month of  March an author is featured on this blog.

The author is interviewed and provides an autographed book to be raffled off.

In addition to the book, there are prizes that will be raffled off as well.

No one will know if or what the additional prize of the day is, but it could range all the way up to a kindle.

The only exception is the first day, where a 50$ visa gift card is being raffled off to kickoff 31 books in 31 days.

Each day you earn points toward winning the days raffle by reading the selected book, reading a book by the selected author, following the featured author, or reading any book.

How do I win?

Everyday log on and follow the author of the day.

Try to read the book of the day (and write a 3 sentence review on amazon) and enter the points in a raffle by noon on the following day.
         If you don't finish, you can enter the book into a future raffle.

Its really very simple.

The more you play the more you win. 


Monday, February 16, 2015

Day 1 part 1 of meet your next favorite YA book-Trust Me, I'm Lying


Welcome to the pre-kickoff of 31 books in 31 days.

Over the next few days I'm going to introduce you to some YA books. These books will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you want more.

The first book of the pre-kick off is Trust me I'm Lying.

Tell me what you think.

And tune back in daily to hear about the other books that will be featured in our March giveaway to get students reading.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Authors for 31 books in 31 days

There is a problem in the educational community. Children have strayed from reading. I walk into the homework cafe of my school and the students are all on their phones or electronic devices. Sure, they do their homework on occasion and they experience social interaction. But what happened to that book that you can't put down? That series you can't walk away from?

I don't want children to miss out on the benefits of reading because of their love for technology. Educators, parents, America as a whole should be using technology to grow kids love of learning- of reading. Fifty percent of adults can't read at the eighth grade reading level.We need to change the story--  the statistics-- to have a brighter future.  This is one reason why 31 books in 31 days is so near and dear to my heart.

I'm hoping that the option to connect with amazing authors will motivate kids, and people of all ages, to read and experience some of the amazing authors out there.

So far 30 super generous authors have volunteered their books and their time to discuss reading and its significance in their lives.

Throughout the month, I will be reading the first chapter on you tube of these amazing authors' books. These books will grab you and draw you in. Hopefully, getting a taste will encourage you to support these authors and encourage the youth in your life to support these authors-- or any authors-- during National Reading Month.  Below are the names of the contributing authors.

1. Paula Weston
2. Rysa Walker
3. Maria Snyder
4. Lois Lowry
5.  Lamar Giles
6. Sherilyn Kenyon
7. Folami Morris
8. Chris Grabenstein
9. Joseph Delaney
10. Desni Dantone
11. Jadie Jones
12. Swati Avasthi
13. Dale Basye
14. Dora Mochado
15. Lauren Kate
16. Caitlyn duffy
17. Mary Elizabeth Summer
18. Jeff Strand
19. Shawn Goodman
20. Ellen Hopkins
21. Alison Kemper
22. Melissa Landers
23. Sherry Ficklin
24 Sara Ney
25. C.C Humphreys
26. Peter Landris
27. Lizzy Ford
28. Danielle Page
29. Claudia Gray