The Compulsive Reader: I Need YOUR Help!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I Need YOUR Help!

I have a problem. A BIG one. You need to help me with this. You see, something came today. It looks like this.

Do not be fooled. This box is not as innocent as it looks.

It appeared on my front porch like magic, but I was not fooled. I caught a glimpse of the UPS delivery guy. (It was the cute one).

And so, wondering what treasures this box may contain, with kitchen scissors in hand, I went to work opening it, and found...

I was dazzled by the light glinting from these very shiny covers.

Yes! Five copies of Meg Cabot's latest paperback release, How to Be Popular! And, like the hardcover edition, they retained their shiny silver foil appeal! All the wonder and goodness of the hardcover, but in a nice, soft, and more affordable package!


My shelf already houses How to be Popular.

I now have my own copy of How to be Popular! I have no need for five more copies! This is a problem! What should I do with these five copies? And so, I had to call upon the help and advice of friends across the world. We came up with a few solutions.

1) Build a sculpture with them and call it modern art.
2) Give them to wayward celebrities.
3) Hide them randomly in ladies restrooms
4) Give them to afore mentioned friends across the world.
5) Hold a contest.

Well, since modern art is creepy, celebrities have lots of money and can go buy their own copies of these new and affordable books, girls aren't the only ones who like Meg Cabot and I can't go into boys bathrooms, and these afore mentioned friends aren't in the best of favor seeing as they left me to travel across the world this Spring Break, the obvious option was #5, A CONTEST!

So I have a question for you. What have you done in order to be more well liked or popular? Was it something crazy or sensible? The best decision ever, or something you regret? You don't have to go into detail, but go ahead and email me at thecompulsivereader@gmail.com with HOW TO BE POPULAR in the subject heading, with your answer, along with your name, email, and address and I'll enter you in the drawing to win a copy of How to be Popular! Sound like a fair deal to you? Can you do this for me, and help me find homes for these books?

Go ahead, it's really easy and painless!


Chelsea said...

Yay! Contest.

I like your purple flower rug in the first picture. :)

the story siren said...

what did i try to do to be popular... if only i could forget. i'm lacking in the bust department. so i wore a padded bra i think it was called something along the lines of "look two sizes bigger!" what can i say, all the popular girls had them! well the real ones, but no one really believed i grew two cup sizes overnight, and my guy friends had no problems letting me know. so it back-fired in a big way. oh well, i think i would have needed more than big twins to be popular anyway. totally true story btw, you can even ask my ma, she bought it for me!

Chelsie said...

I already own the book, so I don't really need to be entered into the contest, but I just thought that I'd say that this blog was way cool =D


Anonymous said...

I am so glad I did not get that, lol. I think I would probably have like shook my fist in the air in rage.

I mean, I love Meg's books and all, but I just would not have room for a bunch of random copies of H2BP from HarperCollins nor the funds to really pull off another contest, lol.

That is so random of them to send to you. Also, that looks like you have more than 5 copies in that box... have you already given some away or promised some to friends of yours?

I already have a hardcover copy as well, so I don't need a paperback of it, though the paperback is very fun to look at while browsing around in the store, lol.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Book Chic: Well...technically, I did get 6 copies. But I kept one. Shh...

And I'll take random copies of mulitple books any day! I love doing contests! They're so much fun! So to anyone who would like to send me books for contests, bring it on!

Rachael Stein said...

is this still running?? i totally want to read this book :D

what i've done to be popular....nothin really. i was never really concerned with popularity bc i have such great friends :D

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hello. I just discovered your site - Jeff Savage's blog page supplied the link. I'm a reading fanatic and am looking forward to searching through your archives. I'll have to think of something for the contest as well. :)

Bunny B said...

Awesome contest! :) Would love to read this book!

What have I done to be popular? Well, I didn't really want to be THAT popular, but I wanted to be well-liked. I used to hang out with people although I didn't really like them and do stuff that I didn't really enjoy. But no more of that now :P


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Breanna said...

I sent you an email with my response. My email address is queenbloop@gmail.com. So if you see one from that email address its from me. =)