When I was in elementary school (shoutout to Chambers Elementary!), I was really into reading. I mean, it seems as if all English majors or Liberal Arts brats were into reading. Do you all remember when Pizza Hut gave out personal pan pizzas if you read a certain amount of books? Man. I was all about that: I think I even have my button somewhere at home (i.e. you had a button where star stickers signified how close you were to cheesy glory). I mean, I read for more reasons than a person pan pizza, but boy if that button and that prize didn't make the deal that much sweeter (oooh: I'm restraining myself from making a pun; consider yourself lucky).
Anyway, now there's another kind of literary encouragement (coughbribecough): If kids read a certain amount of books, Barnes and Noble will give them a FREE book.
How It Works:
1. Kids read any 8 books.
2. Kids use the Summer Reading Journal to tell us their favorite part of each book. A parent/guardian signs it when it's complete.
3. Students bring their completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 29th & September 2nd, 2008.
4. We'll give them a coupon for a FREE book! They choose from a list of exceptional paperback titles."
Man. I would have been all over this. Why can't they do this for adults? I think it would be cool for National Poetry Month (so more peeps could read the classics) or to promote history and other business. Still: good job Barnes and Noble.