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Book Wedding!

Hello, friends. Long time, no see. I've missed all you cyber-buddies more than you know.

I'm taking a break from my (crappy-life-imposed) hiatus to tell you about the upcoming nuptials of good friend, and a unique promo opportunity.

Most of you know by now that my alter ego is a NICU nurse. One of my co-workers--an awesome young lady whose bubbly personality makes me smile every time I see her--is getting married in May. She and her husband-to-be are planning a special theme, and they need our help.

Shyrleen and Chris both love to read, so Shyrleen decided to incorporate books into the table decorations at her wedding reception. Not only that--these books will become gifts for her guests when they leave! Neat, huh?!

That's where we come in. Shyrleen has been gathering books from friends and secondhand stores, but she needs more. When I heard about her plans, I offered to donate some copies and spread the word. I get to help a good friend, promote reading, and get some (almost) free advertising. It's a win-win-win!

Here are the details...

What: New or gently used books. Novels are great, but non-fiction works, too. (Content preference: No sex, mild language, violence okay.) Sending duplicate copies is okay as long as the number is within reason.

There will be children at the reception, so children's and middle-grade books are welcome.

Bookmarks and related swag (pens, etc.) are also welcome. Authors, consider autographing your books and swag.

When: Shyrleen and Chris have set a date in mid-May, so I'll set mid-April as the deadline.

Where: I've offered to collect the items and deliver them to Shyrleen. Mail donations to Truelove Press.

What do you think of Shyrleen's bookish reception?

How's your life going? Any exciting news?


  1. That's a really unique idea. I bet guests walk away with multiple books.

  2. Hi Melissa!

    I love that idea. We can send extra bookmarks along with the books?

  3. Congrats to your friend!! Too bad both of my books have sex in them. Not explicit, but it's still there. >_< I love the idea though.

  4. That's a very fun and, excuse the pun, novel idea. I wish I could contribute but the "no sex" rule and all (like Loni).
    Good to see you, Melissa.
    I hope you're managing everything and feeling good.

  5. Sounds like a great idea. Pity I live in Canada.

  6. Great to see you, Melissa! And this is such a wonderful idea. I'd love to attend a wedding where I got to leave with a book!

  7. That is a very cool idea. I'll take a look through my stack and see if I have anything suitable to send.

    No exciting news here, of course. >_<

  8. Welcome back to the blogging world. I think her idea is fantastic!!!

  9. Welcome back! What a great idea for a wedding reception!! Maybe she could contact the local library Friends of the library group. I know we have a lot of books to sell at our annual sale. They'd probably love to get rid of what's accumulated already. Hugs to the newlyweds!

  10. This is such an interesting idea! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Fun idea. I'll send something with some swag.

  12. I love the phrase 'gently used books'.

  13. What an awesome idea! Hope she gets lots of book donations!

  14. What a great idea! I'd send some, but mine have sex.


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