I decided a long time ago that I need to be wealthy so I can hide stashes of money all over the world for random strangers to find. Though my prospects for becoming wealthy are…let’s just say not good, okay?…dropping a couple of bookmark-studded YA novels satisfies the crazy-old-lady dream at least a little.
We scoped out the scene at the Dimond Mall in Anchorage. There was a school bus in the parking lot, waiting for a group of teens who were gathering outside a mall entrance. I thought about leaving one of the books on the bus. That would have been fun, but I’d just started, and I wasn’t ready to have the job half done in under a minute; I mean, I had fun to savor, too.
So Mike and I cruised the mall. I decided to leave one book, Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss, outside the movie theater. It was early, there was no one around but employees, who made faces and whispered about the parental types acting like loons, taking pictures with a book and then leaving it there.
Each book contains the readergirlz bookplate, explaining Operation T*B*D, and a Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy book plate kind-of, sort-of explaining the attached (and matching, I might add, because I am that way) bookmarks.
I had a blast! I wished I had a dozen books to drop. Note to self: next year, make sure you have boy books in addition to girl books.