Sunday, September 30, 2007

Buy a Friend a Book (BAFAB) Week

Guess what! It's Buy a Friend a Book Week! Several years ago an author cleverly (and perhaps slightly self-servingly) started this tradition. The first week of every January, April, July, and October, participants...well...buy a book for a friend. Here's the original site of the "holiday" founder.

This is a great holiday because:

1) Warm fuzzies--gifts make people happy

2) It promotes literacy!

3) This is a way for you to introduce some of your favorites to people you care about

4) Books are a relatively cheap thing to share with a friend--even if you play all four times each year and buy HARDcovers (and who would do that?!) you're only out about $100.

5) It promotes the publishing industry and supports your favorite authors (and most of the people who read this blog are somehow affiliated with either authors or publishing somehow)

I'll post again at the end of the week after I've picked out a book (and a friend). I'll let you know whom I bought what. If anyone else wants to play, let's check back in on, say, Friday.

Yay!

11 comments:

Shesawriter said...

What a great idea for a holiday. I love it. Maybe I'll send my mom something since she doesn't really read all that much.

Maprilynne said...

Awesome! You can buy ME a book!;)

Actually, it's my Dad's birthday next week and he loves books . . . is that cheating?

David L. McAfee said...

OOOH, this is a great idea! I'm all over it.

Moonrat, I just need your name and address.

What? Trying to trick you? Moi?Why, I'd never...ok, maybe I would. Gotta admit it was a good try, though.

No?

Darn.

Hmmm....who else can I buy a book for, I wonder...

angelle said...

good idea... hmmmmm.

Lisa said...

This is a great idea! I'd like to buy my friends books more often and this is the perfect excuse to do it and not look like a loon -- or more of a loon than I do anyway :)

The Writers' Group said...

I just so happen to have bought a friend a book -- without even knowing. Now I should buy another friend a book with intention, don't you think? Thanks for the tip.

Amy

moonrat said...

Awesome!!! Everyone's excited. Ok, I'll post again on Friday.

And regrettably, David, *I* don't NEED anymore books. Otherwise I might have fallen for your clever little trick.

David L. McAfee said...

Hehe...

was worth a shot, eh? :)

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Bernita said...

I do this all the time
~don't need no friggin' week ~

moonrat said...

good :)

more people should!