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Offline Joni

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Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« on: October 31, 2009, 09:37 PM »
 :yo How many of us were unsettled to find we couldn't get to our beloved Blue Boards on Halloween day?  :ahh And thrilled when the technical glitches got worked out and we could get back?  :applause

Me, too. So I think this is a good time to suggest we all go buy a Verla Kay book -- for someone for the holidays, or for a literacy program near you, or for a school or library you love. Verla puts what I'm sure are countless hours and not an insignificant amount of money into maintaining, monitoring, and trouble-shooting the boards. She's just a person and author, not some institution somewhere, and we need to remember and appreciate that. (And I know there are a cast of moderators who also spend hours and hours... which are also appreciated. So if ya'll have books out and want to remind us, this thread would be a good place to do it.)  :whistle

I'm going now to order a book or two that I know I'll be able to give away before Christmas. I'd like to suggest that others reading this do, too... so Verla doesn't have to get a job in a shoe store  :dollar and no longer has time to provide this for us!  :ohno
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 09:43 PM »
Right on, Joni!  Fab post.  And I believe I know some people who could use some Verla Kay works in their collection....  :D

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Thank you, Verla, for this space, this time and the countless resources you put into this place.   :love :love

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 09:59 PM »
DONE. And let me add my encouragement to the chorus - support Verla and support the Blueboards!
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 10:02 PM »
I've sticky-ed the topic.  I think it should stay at the top of Goodie Goodie.  I have a sneaaaking suspicion no one is going to protest this.  ;)

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 10:07 PM »
No argument here!
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 01:32 AM »
What a cool idea!! While I was waiting to hear if my book deal was going to go through.. I went to the bookstore and told myself "you are going to buy a book from everyone that you know"
I got some great books. And, because I didn't outline my rules to myself clearly, I ended up with a stack the included:
-books I've already read
-books I lalready own
-and a book that the author told me was written under a pen name because he really doesn't even like the book

Even so it was so much fun having a shopping bag (okay 2) full of blue board and SCBWI books!

It would love to pass on my duplicates to verla to say "thank you"
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 04:57 AM »
I was on, I was off - I went to Borders and did some character sketches for my NaNo novel - going back today (to write) and buy a Verla book!

:thankyou Verla for all you do for us!

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009, 05:39 AM »
Great idea, Joni! I've already got some of Verla's book, and now I'm off to complete my set. :)
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009, 06:11 AM »
If you do nothing else: pre-order her upcoming Pony Express book. And if you can swing two more, the pre-order also counts towards SuperSaver free shipping!!!
« Last Edit: November 01, 2009, 05:39 PM by AnneB »

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009, 06:15 AM »
Great idea, Joni! I'm adding a Verla book to my next shopping bag.

More than once I've added a book to what I was getting because I recognized the author from the boards. I bet many of us have done the same.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 07:01 AM »
Excellent idea.    :yup
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009, 07:08 AM »
Totally on board with this one. Off to go make it happen!

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 08:51 AM »
I'm on it right now...
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 09:01 AM »
Good thinking!  I'm on my way to my independent bookseller!
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009, 09:06 AM »
I was traumatized...lol. I'm buying a book!
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2009, 11:20 AM »
 :applause :thankyou
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2009, 11:24 AM »
agreed! great plan. :D

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2009, 04:25 PM »
Good idea. We did this once before too. Besides, I heard Verla has a new book coming out!! :)
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2009, 09:24 PM »
Amazon will let you preorder Verla's Pony Express book already!

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2009, 03:33 AM »
This is a great idea. Thanks for the link TexasGirl.  I just preordered.
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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2010, 06:04 PM »
Busy weekend so I didn't know the site had issues but I'm always glad to show support for Verla! Glad to do my part.

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Re: Were you freaked? Buy a book!
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2010, 06:24 PM »
Heh, heh... you didn't see the problems because they happened October 31st of 2009, TH -- last year. But that doesn't mean I won't appreciate it (or the rest of the Blueboarders whose books are ordered by their peers) if you order some of our books this year, too.

:thankyou for resurrecting this thread, TH. :flowers2
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