My Return…Again. May 15, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in authors, books, friends, school and other academic stuff, survey, yearbook.
Tags: Newberys, Twitter
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I’m back! Again! Hahaha! I’ll admit, this time around, I didn’t leave because of I was busy, but mainly because I was lazy, I s’pose. But I have been updating Twitter. It’s too addicting to not make time for.
I sent most of you guys a message on Goodreads (if you have a Goodreads account, that is), and the rest of you all an e-mail. Some of you replied to the thread I made about it on LRRH, but if you are totally confused about what I’m talking about, here’s the message I sent:
As you may or may not be well aware, I am doing a portfolio project for my Yearbook/Journalism class at school. This project is broken into assignments, one of which is a two-page spread for a pretend “music magazine”. However, being that books are indeed my passion, I decided to do my spread on the Newberys, which, I can safely say, I am quite obsessed with. 😉 I’m not finished with my spread yet, being that the intended result is quite elaborate (and perhaps a bit of an overkill), but I am nearing the end! This spread will be featured at my local county fair, and it would be positively amazing for me if I took home some sort of ribbon (a blue one might be pushing it).
Where do you step in? As I just stated, I’m nearing the completion of the spread, but I have one outstanding “task” to do for it that I’m adding on to make it stand out a bit. I’m doing a survey on readers’ top favorite Newbery books—both Medal- and Honor-winning—and making a pie chart of my results to put on the spread, to pizzazz the whole thing up. I have so many close friends on Goodreads, as well as brilliant authors I am acquainted with, that I feel that there is no one better to ask to help me out than all of you! If you could take the time to review this updated list of the Newberys on Wikipedia and pick out your TOP THREE FAVORITES from there, I would be ever so grateful! 😀 I am extremely excited about this spread being submitted to the fair, and it makes me even happier that I can incorporate the “bookish-ness” and opinions of all my terrific friends. Thank you so much!
P.S. If you have any questions at all, you can reply to this message, or shoot me an e-mail (because I LOVE getting e-mails just as much as I love getting snail mail addressed to me!) at LADY [dot] DASHTI [at] GMAIL [dot] COM. 😀
So. Say I win an amazing prize at the fair. Not that I’m being overly confident, but just say I do. And YOU helped in it’s making. AMAZING, right?
If you think it is, and you haven’t voted yet, go right on ahead and leave a comment of your three favorite Newberys.
Some FAQs I’ve gotten:
- It doesn’t matter whether it won the Medal or the Honor.
- Yes, only three.
- No personal info is necessary, but the author name would be nice if the books you chose aren’t very well known. 🙂
- If you don’t want the world to know your favorites for whatever reason, you can e-mail me at the nicely bolded and capitalized e-mail address you see above.
- There is no set due date, but I have to get the spread done in a couple weeks, but I’ve been hording the computer for a couple weeks now and I want to let my friends get just as much time on it, even if they’re not submitting their portfolio spread to the fair. I’m just not a greedy hog. So you can help me appear to not be a greedy hog if you send in the titles before (and now I’ll give an exact date) Wednesday, May 20. I’ll let you all know if I extend or shorten the time you have.
Easy rules? Then go for it! 😀