Friday, April 11, 2014

NEW SERIES: Book Club



I am so excited to announce a new series on Leopard and Lavender. Book Club! One of my New Year's resolutions was to read more. I feel that more and more, I'll reach for a book but before I event make it through chapter one... I'm on Instagram, Pinterest, OR watching a Real Housewives marathon. Ugh! Enter my new favorite website, Better World Books. Better World Books is a for profit social enterprise. They collect AND sell books online, and match each purchase with a donation- book for book! Each sale generates $$ for literacy initiatives.  Since the company began in 2003, they've raised over $16 million for libraries and literacy, donated over 12 million books; re-used or recycled over 120 million books AND achieved 44,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon balanced shipping.  Think of Better World Books as a library that helps people's minds AND the planet. So, why wouldn't we start reading more... right?

So, with the help of Better World Books, I will be starting my very own book club here on the blog! I'll choose different books, ask questions and open discussions, and get all of us reading more and on the computer less. First up?? Where'd You Go Bernadette.
To get the club going, Better World Books is generously donating 4 books for 4 lucky readers to win! Entry details are below, and I'll announce the winners next Friday! [Don't worry... if you don't win, they'll be extending a 10% discount code so you can read along too! Once the winners have been announced, I'll share more details on the club!] Good luck!

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12 comments:

  1. I love the idea of book clubs but go into a panic thinking about going to a stranger's house to discuss a book, so online book clubs are the ideal situation for me! Love that you're starting one.

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  2. Thumbs up for virtual book clubs. I have heard nothing but good things about "Where'd you go Bernadette" too!

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  3. Awesome new series! Am definitely looking forward to it. I've been trying to read more too and this is a great motivation :)

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  4. This is such a great idea! I want to read more too and never know where to begin.

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  5. OMG, I must join this with you! I actually got Bernadette for my mom for Christmas with the expectation I would steal it back from her to read later. This is PERFECT since I haven't gotten it back. I hear it's hilar and amaze, plus, since it's based in Seattle, I'm a shoe in to win, right? :)

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  6. This is something I am so on board with, what a great idea Kelli! Looking forward to the social incentive to actually read something that is not a text book :D

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  7. I've been wanting to join a book club for a long time, but love the idea that it's online.. It just sounds so fun! :)

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  8. I have always wanted to join a book club, but never really knew how to go about it. An online book club sounds great! I think it would be a lot of fun.

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  9. i just finished this book for my book club! its hilarious. great choice!

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  10. I'm an avid reader (and proud lover of chick lit), and love having people to discuss all my favorite reads with! :)

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  11. Love reading, but my (grad school) schedule is pretty nuts. A virtual book club sounds much easier to keep up with than one in-person. I have only heard good things about this first choice, and I LOVE Better World Books!

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  12. Looking forward to reading this book!

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Thank you for reading! xoKelli